03 June 2012

Speckled Wood Butterfly?

Perched on the old bath we use as a planter. I think it's a gatekeeper but I'm not sure... Thanls toStan I've looked gai and I think he's right and it's a SpPeckled Brown

5 comments:

Stan said...

Comparing this beauty with the examples in Sterry's Complete Irish Wildlife, I'd say it's a Speckled Wood. Book says it "favours clearings and [is] fond of sunbathing". Sounds like most people I know!

jams o donnell said...

I think you are right on the ID Stan. And in our garden it was sunbathing!

Syncopated Eyeball said...

This looks so pretty on the blue background. I really like pale blue and brown together.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks!

jams o donnell said...

It makes a nice contrast doesn't it