view of a fresh Meadow Brown resting with open wings showing the upper fore-wings

Meadow Brown. Photo: Harold Gillen

Harold photographed this lovely fresh Meadow Brown at Winspit, on 14/09/17.

This butterfly has a long season, from May-Oct, and on dull days is easily disturbed from its resting place deep in grass by walking nearby.

The food plant of the caterpillar is a wide variety of grasses, which goes towards making this species very successful in the UK and Europe.

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