Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

Male
Male
Female
Female
Male underside. The small (variable) black spots on hind-wing distinguish this species from the Gatekeeper which has white spots.
Male underside. The small (variable) black spots on hind-wing distinguish this species from the Gatekeeper which has white spots.
Female underside
Female underside
 
Information

NERC Act S41: Not listed
Local status: Colonial, common and widespread. Our most abundant species.
Size: Medium.
Larval foodplant: A variety of grasses.
No. of broods: One
Flight time(s): Mid June to early September
Winter: Larva
Habits: Flies low over grassland, along hedges and ride edges, usually staying below head height.
Will fly on dull days and even in light rain.
Habitats: Unimproved grassland, brown-field sites, road verges and woodland rides.
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