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Eastern meadow brown – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Eastern meadow brown

Maniola telmessia telmessia

Another of the medium-sized to large meadow browns with a wingspan of 40-50 mm, males are a dark brown colour with yellowish-orange bands only on the forewings, while females are slightly lighter with larger areas of orange on both wings. The Eastern meadow can be found along the coastline, in farmland, garrigue, grassland, and on cliffs and stony slopes. Host plants include members of the grass family (Graminae) such as bent-grasses (Agrostis spp.) and foxtails (Alopecurus spp.). It flies April through October.


Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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