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Butterfly

Observed: 4th August 2010 By: coloursofmemorycoloursofmemory’s reputation in Invertebratescoloursofmemory’s reputation in Invertebratescoloursofmemory’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) interacts

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BDeed's picture

For awareness

Though i agree this is a Meadow Brown, some will also have the double eye-spot:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/177154
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/186486

JonathanWallace's picture

I agree

I agree that twin spotted Meadow Browns do occur - I have seen them. I believe that Gatekeeper almost invariably has twin pupils though. Other features that indicate meadow brown in this case are the lack of white spots on the hindwing and the overall colour/appearance which tends to be duller than Gatekeeper. Size is another indicator, though of course not easy to judge in a photo.

Jonathan Wallace