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Image of Knobbley's Bark

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria tircis

Photo of a Speckled Wood ButterflyCLASS
Insecta


DIVISION
Endopterygota. The wings develop inside the body of the immature insects and there is a marked change (metamorphosis) during the life cycle. The young stages are very different from the adults. The young are called larvae. The change from larva to adult form takes place during a non-feeding stage called pupa. This division is also known as the Holometabola

ORDER
Lepidoptera Butterflies and Moths

SUPERFAMILY
Papilionoidea

FAMILY
Satyridae Brown Butterflies, 'the browns'

DESCRIPTION GENERAL
Adults may be seen from March to October in woodland clearings.

HABITAT
Everywhere in Great Britain and Ireland.

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