Pararge xiphia

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Pararge xiphia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pararge
Species:
P. xiphia
Binomial name
Pararge xiphia
(Fabricius, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Papilio xiphia Fabricius, 1775

Pararge xiphia, the Madeiran speckled wood, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found on the island of Madeira. It is considered as endangered due to competition from a related butterfly Pararge aegeria.

The wingspan is 50–60 millimetres (2.0–2.4 in). Adults are on the wing year round.

The larvae feed on various plants, including Brachypodium sylvaticum, Holcus lanatus and Agrostis gigantea.

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