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Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina

Description:

Arguably the commonest European butterfly. It flies from north Africa into southern Scandinavia. It is often abundant throughout the range and can be found in dry or damp conditions upto moderate altitudes (1500m or so) and in any variety of grassy habitats. In Spain, north Africa and S France the subspecies hispulla flies. This is somewhat brighter orange and has orange markings in the underside hindwing post discal band.



4 Comments

pamsai
pamsai a year ago

thanks for the ID wynard...

pamsai
pamsai a year ago

photo added...

pamsai
pamsai a year ago

thanks wijnandr93

wijnandr
wijnandr a year ago

Nice catch! :)

Languedoc-Roussillon, Tromelin Island

Lat: 43.37, Long: 2.36

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

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