59.010 .... B&F 1626
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....The Meadow Brown remains a common and widespread butterfly of grassy sites, along woodland rides and edges and roadside verges. It is found throughout Nottinghamshire, with slightly fewer records from north-eastern areas of the county.Wandering individuals occasionally turn up in gardens if there is suitable habitat nearby, but it is not a regular garden visitor as Speckled Wood and Ringlet have become.
Photographed near Eakring Flash May 2003   Photographed at Eakring Meadows June 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Meadow Brown 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Pauline Bradford. Nottingham City Council. Steve Horne. Wil Heeney. Meg Skinner. Darren Matthews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Jim Flanagan. Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Barry Lygo. Graham Birkett. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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