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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.
Spotted on Aug 26, 2018
Submitted on Sep 24, 2018
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