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Speckled Wood; Mariposa de los Muros

Pararge aegeria

Description:

Brown butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. The upperside of the wings is dark brown, with spots of yellow-ochre. The forewings have a dozen of these, as well as a black eyespot with a white pupil positioned towards the apex. The hindwings have two (yellow ochre spots), behind which there is a band of a similar yellow colour, showing four black eyespots, of which the foremost is smaller and lacks a pupil, the others having a white pupil. The underside of the forewings resembles the upperside; only the ground colour and the spots are a little paler. The underside of the hindwings is green-grey, slightly lustrous, with two brown, wavy, transverse lines, outside which there are two yellowish spots, then a curved array of five to six whitish points surrounded by brown, finally a violet tint which covers almost all the outer margin. The antennae have a tapered club at the end. Females have brighter and more distinct markings than males.

Habitat:

Village garden

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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Spotted on Oct 31, 2014
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