Meadow brown - Maniola jurtina

Male underside.

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: May - September

Size: 40-58mm

Altitude: 0-1600m


Notes. A very widespread, and often extremely numerous species. The male (below left) has less orange on the forewing than the female. It is quite a variable species however and is prone to fading towards the end of summer.
Male upperside. Female upperside.


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