Butterflies around Torphins Wood 2

Maniola jurtina, meadow brown.

Maniola jurtina, meadow brown butterfly, in a characteristic pose in grass

The caterpillar feeds on grasses at night and is rarely seen, the adult flies from mid june to August, and is common in a wide variety of habitats.

Adult wingspan is 4.4 - 5.0 cm.

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Ringlet, Aphantopus hyperanthus

Ringlet butterfly, Aphantopus hyperanthus

Adults fly in July and August found in damp meadows, along paths and woodland edges.

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The Speckled wood, Pararge aegeria

Speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria

Speckled wood butterfly

Found in sunny woodland areas

Adults fly April, May and late summer.

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