One of the hidden beauties of Crete is so tiny you can barely spot it.
The speckled wood (Pararge aegeria) is a butterfly that can be found in and on the borders of woodland areas of Crete island. Not far from where your holiday villa is, there is a forest or at least some woodland where you can easily visit.
The background of the wings ranges from brown to orange, and the spots are either pale yellow, white, cream or a tawny orange. The speckled wood feeds on a variety of grass species.
The average wingspan of both males and females is 5.1 cm (2 in), although males tend to be slightly smaller than females. Furthermore, males possess a row of greyish-brown scent scales of their forewings that is absent in the females. Females have brighter and more distinct markings than males.
Check some of our properties in places where the speckled wood is spotted.