Meadow Brown


Maniola jurtina – This was a bit of an odd one. Firstly, it’s very rare I see a Meadow Brown butterfly in the garden. I usually see them by the dozen in the local fields. Secondly, it behaved quite docile. Usually they fly off when you get near them, yet this one only flew a short distance, and it even stepped on my finger and allowed me to tour the garden with it. Maybe it is the thunderstorms in the air. One breaking now as I type this.

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

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32 thoughts on “Meadow Brown

  1. In Swedish it is called Slรฅttergrรคsfjรคril Maniola jurtina. Last summer we had one who liked the Lavender flowers. It stayed for several days in our garden.

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    1. That is a lovely name for it you have there, Annemor ๐Ÿ™‚ It must have been so happy with the Lavender and your garden, So nice when they visit, even better when they stay for a while ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It looked completely healthy, but only flew a short distance when I intially approached it, and then it would let me touch it gently where I coaxed it onto my finger. It was there for a while before I placed it on a shrub.

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  2. That’s a lovely butterfly, Pete. Love it against the purple flower in the back. It’s not what I think of first when the term meadow brown is mentioned. ๐Ÿ™‚

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