Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Meadow Brown Butterfly

Another current butterfly species to emerge and look out for, the Meadow Brown. 
I found these earlier in the week. Not a particularly colourful species, but nonetheless interesting to see and study.













Interestingly this male below has been joined by a species of the Longhorn Beetle, the Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis).
The Wasp Beetle's markings are designed to protect it from predators as they imitate a real wasp.
It does not sting however and oddly enough the males are vegetarian, but the females not so.
It can be found from May through to July.



6 comments:

  1. They've been out here for a couple of weeks, rather early I thought!

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  2. If I see these butterflies then you see if they are brown or not, they are really great beautiful animals. Beautiful and beautifully photographed :-)

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