Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina): Widely distributed in the UK, this is the ubiquitous brown butterfly of grasslands everywhere. It emerges from overwintering as a caterpillar in May and as an adult from late June; it can be seen right through to September. The female has more orange on its wings than the male and there much variation in eye spots and other markings in both sexes. Its larvae eat various grasses.

Meadow Brown