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Sardinian Meadow Brown

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by Matt Rowlings

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

Field notes and information

Confined to Sardinia where it is found fairly commonly but locally at higher levels.

Identification & Similar species: The upperside is a lot more orange and the underside hindwing ground colour is a rather uniform light brown compared to the meadow brown M. jurtina which we only found at lower altitudes and never saw flying together.

Distribution & Flight: Endemic to Sardinia where it flies from mid May to August.

Habitat & Behaviour: Grassy places in clearings in scrub and amongst rocks.

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015