Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina

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Donnóg Fhéir [IRL]

Le Myrtil [F]

Grosses Ochsenauge [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Grasslands, meadows.



50-55mm (1.97 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

This is a common species that can be seen in very large numbers in suitable habitats.
It is predominantly brown, with one large eyespot on each forewing. The female is larger and brighter with a bright orange patch around the eyespot.
Like the Speckled Wood, this species can also be seen flying in dull weather.