Pararge aegeria, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki
Pararge aegeria is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae on the island of Crete, Greece.
Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Satyrinae > Tribus: Satyrini > Genus: Pararge
Male to female: 40-45 mm
It flies in shadier habitats than most other Cretan butterflies and is commonly active on dull overcast days when other species refuse to fly. Overnight and in dull, cold, or wet weather the butterflies roost in bushes.
Pararge aegeria in Crete lives in dense shrubland, deciduous forests, forest paths, and glades.
The larva feeds on Poaceae plants.
The butterfly flies in 2-3 generations per year.
The Speckled Wood has a unique appearance in Crete and can’t be confused with any other butterflies of the island.
Least Concern (LC)
Pararge Aegeria Distribution Map
Pararge aegeria location map based on greek butterflies distributions map by L.N. Pamperis (revised 2021)