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Speckled Wood

Upperside

  • A distinctive species, with dark chocolate-brown wings flecked with cream or yellowish spots, the female‚Äôs spots are larger

Underside

  • Mottled brown-grey pattern with a black eye spot in the top corner edge of the forewing
Size

Medium

Distribution

Throughout England (except far north), Wales and Ireland, and northern Scotland

Habitat

Woodland rides and glades, gardens, parks and hedgerows

 

Similar Species

Wall has patches of golden-orange rather than cream on upperside


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