Maniola cypricola

Cyprus Meadow Brown

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by Matt Rowlings

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Photo: cypricola

Cyprus, April 2002

Female.

Photo: cypricola

Cyprus, April 2002

Male with obvious scent brands.

Field notes and information

This species is endemic to Cyprus.

Identification & Similar species: It is the only representative of this genus on the island. It is very similar to the meadow brown M. jurtina.

Distribution & Flight: All over the island. A single brood from mid April to September with a period of aetivation.

Habitat & Behaviour: Dry rocky grassy places.

Photo: cypricola

Cyprus, April 2002

Photo: cypricola

Cyprus, April 2002

Photo: cypricola

Cyprus, April 2002

Male.