TG1600 : Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria)

taken 3 months ago, near to Bracon Ash, Norfolk, Great Britain

Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria)
Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria)
The speckled wood is a common woodland butterfly which is widespread throughout Britain but becomes less common further north. During the last 200 years, this species disappeared from much of its range during the last half of the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth century, and was found only in south-west England, parts of Wales, and western Scotland. After the 1920s, however, it began to recolonise its former range, and this expansion continues. These butterflies can be found in woodlands where the males can be seen perching in patches of sunlight, intercepting intruding butterflies or patrolling an area in search of females. This species does not usually feed on flowers but on honeydew produced by aphids.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1681 0063 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.6171N 1:11.8294E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1679 0062
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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