Speckled Wood 01

Speckled Wood 01

Observation - Speckled Wood 01 - UK and Ireland. Description: medium sized butterfly - 4cm across - very common. But, I've never really caught the iridescent colouration on its back before. Presumably this is to do with attracting a mate. Is it present on both male and female?

medium sized butterfly - 4cm across - very common. But, I've never really caught the iridescent colouration on its back before. Presumably this is to do with attracting a mate. Is it present on both male and female?