Penguin Droppings

By gen2

A Double-spotted Female Meadow Brown

I apologise once again for the sub-standard image posted yesterday. When I came back from the pub it already had comments so I just left it. Special thanks to whoever gave it stars.

Today I went back out on yet another butterfly quest and I therefore offer you a Female Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) but one with a difference. One with double spots.

I often tell people that a gatekeeper is easy to recognise because of its figure-of-eight spots - ie a g8-keeper.

Occasionally though you do get a meadow brown with double spots but still easy to ID because the gatekeeper has a moderate area of orange on its hindwing whereas the meadow brown doesn't. Actually today I saw two such beasts but the other only had double spots on the underside of its wings.

Actually even easier for me in Fife as I am highly unlikely to see a gatekeeper this far north.

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