Canary and Madeiran Speckled Wood Butterflies

Canary Speckled Wood
Canary Speckled Wood
Canary Speckled Wood
The Canary Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge xiphioides) photographed on Tenerife.
Canary Speckled Wood underside
Canary Speckled Wood underside
Canary Speckled Wood underside
Side view.
Canary Speckled Wood
Canary Speckled Wood
Canary Speckled Wood
Proof that the "eyespots" on butterflies' wings do encourage predators to peck/snap at what looks like the insect's eyes/head, allowing the butterfly to escape with a torn wing.
Canary or Madeira Speckled Wood
Canary or Madeira Speckled Wood
Canary or Madeira Speckled Wood
Photographed on Madeira, these may be the indigenous Madeiran form of the Speckled Wood (Pararge xiphia) or the Canary species (Pararge xiphioides) immigrant.
Canary or Madeira Speckled Wood
Canary or Madeira Speckled Wood
Canary or Madeira Speckled Wood
On Madeira.
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