Pararge aegeria

walwyn Fri, 12/11/2009 - 23:39
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Speckled Wood - Pararge aegeria tircis
Pararge aegeria aegeria


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pararge
Species: P. aegeria

Common name: Speckled Wood.


There are two races of this species the Northern race Pararge aegeria tircis is the darker brown species that one normally sees. However, a Southern species Pararge aegeria aegeria is found in southwestern Europe which is more orange in colour.