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Meadow Brown Butterfly

Observed: 16th August 2011 By: smb74
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Small brownish butterfly with dark spot on wings seen feeding on stinging nettles.

Seen feeding on stinging nettles on the grass verge/hedge along a country lane. The scientific name does not appear when I click 'get recommended' so nothing has been included.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) interacts


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Thank you for your

Thank you for your identification and for explaining why the scientific name did not appear; I will try to remember that in future.

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White Spot

I agree this is P tithonus rather than M jurtina however the double white spot is not definitive; see for example and I’m going by the patination on the wing.