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The Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) is a butterfly found in and on the borders of woodland throughout much of the Palearctic ecozone. In North Europe, Central Europe, Asia Minor, Syria, Russia and Central Asia where subspecies P. a. tircis occurs it is brown with pale yellow or cream spots and darker upperwing eyespots. In southwestern Europe and North Africa the subspecies P. a. aegeria has a colour which is more orange in the background; the hindwing underside eyespots are reddish brown rather than black or dark gray. Females have brighter and more distinct markings than males. The wingspan of both males and females is 4–4.5 cm, although males tend to be slightly smaller than females.
Source: Wikipedia


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Thank you All for the visit and wonderful support, so very much appreciated.
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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speckled wood, pararge aegeria, butterfly, lepidoptera, wings, nature, bug, insect, nymphalidae, woodland

My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    nice shot

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Awesome colorful detail

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyabout 2 years ago

    i get the feeling he’s looking right at me! it’s a terrific shot!

  • davvi
    davvialmost 2 years ago

    good capture.love it.I have nver seen this kind of butterfly.love it.

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image, Johanna. We seem to be on similar frequency here as I was going to load a pic of one of these up tonight! OMG though, I never realised I lived in the Palearctic ecozone! I’m joking of course, it sounds like some very large 1930s retro cinema ;-)
    Great image! These are very well camouflaged butterflies, I get quite a few in my garden.
    Dave ;x)

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago


    August 26th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
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    Mary

  • Hi Mary, thank you for the Feature in your wonderful group, much appreciated such a honor.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 2 years ago

  • Hi Angel, thank you for the Feature in your wonderful group, much appreciated such a honor.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

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