Saturday, 25 May 2013

Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria)

The first reasonable shots I have taken of the Speckled Wood Butterfly this year.
Last year due to the weather they were almost non existent so I was glad to find them this year.


Unusually, the Speckled Wood feeds on honeydew secreted by aphids rather than any form of flower like most species.








16 comments:

  1. More than reasonable shots Roy, these are excellent,
    the first one is a cracker! I've only seen one Speckled Wood so far this year.

    I'm a bit concerned!...are you getting some sort of preferential treatment on the supply of sunshine so far this year, you seem to be getting more than your fair share? Can you send some this way please?...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, I will send you down a skyfull Sunday all day.{:))

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  2. Lovely photographs as ever, Roy. I had no idea about the Speckled Wood's dietary habits though!

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  3. Another fantastic series Roy! I have seen one of these 'flutters' this year and that was a decidedly tired looking individual! Hopefully we will get some warmer weather soon, which will benefit all of us, butterflies included!
    J
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    1. Thanks John, yes it is looking better this weekend already.

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  4. Only seen a couple of these so far this year Roy.
    Lovely shots.

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  5. Hey Roy....Excellent shots!! You sure have some splendid looking ones so far this year!!
    Grace

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  6. Excellent shots Roy, like all the photographs !!

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    1. Thanks Ole and thanks for visiting my Blog.
      Takk.

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  7. This is a beautiful butterfly and wonderful shots of it.

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  8. What a beautiful and bright and sharp pictures of this motley Meadow. It's a common butterfly but he is in the details really beautiful. Beautifully displayed.
    My compliments.

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