Latin name - Pararge aegeria
Flight period - End of March to the end of October.
Wingspan 4.6 to 5.6 cm, 1.8 to 2.2 inch.
The Speckled Wood is a medium-sized butterfly found in woodland, parks, gardens, and scrub. Usually found flying in dappled sunlight, both sexes feed on honeydew and are rarely seen feeding on flowers except when aphid activity is low. The caterpillars feed on a variety of grasses including False Broom, Cock's-foot, Yorkshire-fog and Common Couch. It is dark brown with creamy yellow spots. It has three small, cream-ringed eyespots on each hindwing and one on each forewing.