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Brych y Coed
Speckled wood
(Pararge aegeria)
Teulu - Family : Satyridae

This is a woodland species, common in many parts of Lleyn. Even though the usual requirement is for open woodland with an ungrazed, or lightly grazed, ground flora, They are abundant along hedgrerows and bramble patches in Lleyn.
There are a series of overlapping broods throughout the summer and at any one locality the adult can be seen every day of the year from early April well into October. The eggs are laid on grasses such as Cock’s-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus). The species can overwinter as either a pupa or a larva.