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Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina
Female, 31 July 1977 Male, 17 June 1990


Meadow Brown is a grassland butterfly which uses several grass species as larval foodplants. Rough grasslands, hedgerows, roadside verges, tracks in farmland or woodland all provide suitable habitat.

Conservation Issues

The Meadow Brown is one of our commonest butterflies, and under no apparent threat at present.

Flight Period

Mainly from mid June to mid or late August.


Throughout the area