website logo Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Nymphalidae   Checklist Number: 59.003

Pararge aegeria  Linnaeus, 1758

Speckled Wood

This is a rare butterfly in the islands. Towards the northern and eastern margins of its range, the Speckled Wood breeds only in woodland habitats and therefore has a very restricted distribution in the islands. It is only commonly recorded at one location from March to October