big butterfly count

Meadow Brown

Upperside

  • Black eyespot with a white pupil in the corner of forewing
  • Male is chocolate-brown but female has large patch of orange on the forewing, resembling Gatekeeper

Underside

  • Mainly pale grey-brown bands on the hindwing with a variable pattern and frequency of black spots
Size

Medium/Large

Distribution

Throughout Britain and Ireland

Habitat

Anywhere that grass grows long, including urban areas

 

Similar Species

Gatekeeper has black eyespot with double white pupil near tip of forewing


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