Speckled Wood is a small Nymphalid butterfly. The males of this species exhibit two types of mate locating behaviors: territorial defense and patrolling. They often perch in sunny spots, spiralling into the air to chase each other. They were chasing each other around the damp shady path where I found them.
Borders of woodland areas throughout much of the Palearctic ecozone in partially shaded woodland with dappled sunlight.
Last photo shows habitat.
Lat: 43.99, Long: 42.51
Spotted on Aug 26, 2018
Submitted on Sep 24, 2018
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