Meadow brown butterfly by Paul Taylor 1/4
Meadow brown butterfly with wings closed by Karen Husband 2/4
Meadow brown butterfly by Stephanie Trower 3/4
Meadow brown butterfly by Karen Husband 4/4

Meadow Brown Butterfly Maniola jurtina

The meadow brown butterfly is brown as the name suggests with orange patches on the forewings.

Conservation status

The meadow brown is a widespread and common species however, many colonies have been lost due to intensive agriculture.

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Did you know? The markings on the wings of the meadow brown vary from region to region and these differences have been studied by geneticists for many years.
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