Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

Peak District local information

When to see: July-August

Where to see: Open grassland

Behaviour: Perch/Patrol

Wingspan: 40-60mm

Caterpillar food plant: Meadow grasses

Peak District status: A very common and widespread resident throughout the Peak District. Especially numerous in rough grassland and also found in moorland cloughs, roadside verges, uncut areas of parks etc. Recorded from mid-June to early-mid-September.

Meadow Brown butterfly