The Browns were previously considered to be an entire family of butterflies (called Satyridae) on their own. However, they are now found within the family Nymphalidae and are within the subfamily Satyrinae.

One of the commonest browns is the Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria). This attractive butterfly has light eyespots on a dark brown wing. The caterpillars feed on various species of grass.

A photograph of a Speckled Wood butterfly (_Pararge aegeria_).

A photograph of a Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria).

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