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Meadow Brown

Observed: 5th July 2012 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Meadow Brown
Description:

New to me - never seen Small Heath (or image of) with black spots along lower underside wing before? Can someone verify that this is indeed a natural occurrence or have I got the spp wrong (is it a sub spp?)

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) interacts

Comments

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David...

...thanks for ID (I'd ruled out Meadow Brown due to lack of spots). I guess lack of hairs and probably size (thought this was a big Small Heath) and would this be female - size of eyespot?

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female

might be but I wouldn't like to say for sure since the hind wing spots are much larger than usual, the foreing spot may be also