Pararge xiphioides

Canary Speckled Wood

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by Matt Rowlings

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N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Male.

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N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Field notes and information

Endemic to the western Canary Islands.

Identification & Similar species: Unmistakable in the Canary Islands. Similar to the speckled wood P. aegeria found throughout the rest of Europe and N Africa.

Distribution & Flight: From the western Canary Islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, and Gomera. It flies throughout the year at lower levels.

Habitat & Behaviour: Shady woody areas, typically laurisilva forests but also parkland and urban areas.

Photo: xiphioides

Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Female.

Photo: xiphioides

N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: xiphioides

N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Female.

Photo: xiphioides

N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: xiphioides

N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: xiphioidesPhoto: xiphioides

Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: xiphioidesPhoto: xiphioides

N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: xiphioides

N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: xiphioides

N Tenerife, Spain, April 2012