E2BN Gallery

home register and login search teachers' pages help
E2BN Gallery
Home / Nature - Animals / Insects / Butterflies / Speckled Wood / Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Asset 1 of 1 Previous Asset [ 1 ] Next Asset   [Slideshow]

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

Show/Hide_Details
Unique Id:

670962

This item is saved in one of your albums. Click to remove it.. My Albums

This butterfly is brown with pale yellow or cream spots and darker upperwing eyespots. 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. Males are highly territorial and will � [Read more]defend their territory against intruding males. The caterpillar is green with a short, forked tail and feeds on various species of grass, especially couch grass.[3] The chrysalis (pupa) is green or dark brown. The species is unique in its ability to overwinter in two totally separated developmental stages, as pupae or as half-grown larvae. Hence it has several adult flights per year. Picture taken at Stevington Holy Well on 7th September 2011.

Added:
17th Sep 2011 by Diane Earl

Subjects:
Biology, Environmental Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Stevington

Keywords:
vutterfly insect invertebrate

Related Links:

EXIF data:

E2B® and E2BN® are registered trade marks and trading names of East of England Broadband Network (Company Registration No. 04649057) | Terms and Conditions