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Speckled Wood..

Observed: 2nd May 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
2 May 12 (7)
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Species with which Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) interacts

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In Britain, most individuals

In Britain, most individuals are of subspecies tircis, which is what you have here. A seperate subspecies (insula) appears on the isles of Scilly, and has larger, more orange patches on the upperwings, while the subspecies oblita occurs in northern Scotland and is slightly larger than tircis and has a darker base colour, with paler patches

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Rimo, Thanks very much for

Rimo,

Thanks very much for explaining that to me, I wasnt sure to put it in as tircis which seems to be what most specimens appearing on iSpot are.

Now I know what its all about, I am unlikely to encounter insula or oblita in my patch.

Cheers,

Cathal.