Saturday, 14 June 2014

Meadow Brown

The Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina).

One of the commonest species in UK, which frequents mostly grassland during its life. 
This is the first sightings I have had this year which were observed yesterday. It will not belong before it becomes a common sight and will be overlooked in favour of some other species.{:))

In the first few images the Male can be identified by the two black spots on the underside of the inner wing.






The one below is a female of the species.


18 comments:

  1. I bet you had to get down low for these super images Roy?...lol!
    As you say they'll soon be a common sight, with more and more now appearing daily.

    I saw my first Dark Green Fritillaries and Ringlets of the year yesterday...it seems to be building up to an excellent butterfly year....[;o)

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    1. Not quite the prone position Trevor, but the grass wasn't completely dry.{:))
      The elusive DG Fritillary is still a target species for me. Yes it looks as it it will if this weather keeps up.

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  2. A very accommodating pair of butterflies! I have similar in my meadow.

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    1. Yes I think they are pretty much the same as I have seen photos on various blogs Karen, but I can't recall what your species is called.

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  3. Still waiting to see my first Roy.
    Lovely shots.

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    1. Thanks Keith, they should be showing soon.

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  4. Very nice this series of brown Meadow.
    This year I have almost no butterflies seen just the blues.
    Very nice series Roy.

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    1. Thanks Helma, so far, so good here.

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  5. Hey Roy.... The 2,3,4, shot's are greatly color coordinated , of course perhaps you would have to be thinking like I did and I bet Karen did too, "What lovely colors to put together for quilting," : },but since you do painting maybe you thought that too ...okay enough of that!!

    Very nice photo's from the not quite prone position...hope you have good balance !!

    Grace

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  6. Very nicely captured Roy. I saw my first in Kent and Surrey this week plus one Ringlet so it bodes well for the coming weeks ... weather permitting.

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  7. Hi Roy, wonderful. Especially the 3th and 4th photo are lovely. Great colours and sharpness.

    Enjoy your Sunday!
    Marianne

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  8. Very nicely captured, Roy!
    Amazing details, as usual...
    Ana

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