Irish moths and butterflies

Family: Nymphalidae       Sub-family: Satyrinae

1626     *     Meadow Brown     *     Maniola jurtina

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 50-55mm. Eyespot has one pupil.

Flight time: June-September, single brood
Habitat: Meadows, grassland, road verges, coastal dunes

Larval food plant: Grasses, including Rye-grass, meadow-grass, bents and fescues

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork

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