17Jun

Common Wood Nymph

Geographically variable. Wings are brown.

Upperside of forewing has 2 large yellow-ringed eyespots.
Lowerside of hindwing has a variable number of small eyespots.

Southern and coastal butterflies are larger and have a yellow or yellow-orange patch on the outer part of the forewing.

Inland butterflies are smaller and have the yellow forewing patch reduced or absent.

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