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  • Meadow brown

meadow brown

Pictured: meadow brown, Maniola jurtina

Notes from Jenyns: Common everywhere.

 

200-year trend in Cambridgeshire: Little change or slight decline (although falling numbers have been reported across the UK, it is still one of the most common butterflies in the country)

 

Modern records

This is one of Britain’s most abundant butterflies and it is still common on nearly all grassland sites throughout Cambridgeshire. That being said, falling numbers have been reported across the UK, with the species being impacted by losses of meadows and the intensification of agriculture. Therefore, although still common, numbers are unlikely to be as high as they once were.

National records map

Meadow brown national records map: https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0000521977