Butterfly (Meadow Brown)
The Meadow Brown Butterfly is one of the most common butterflies found in England. It can be found throughout the country in meadows, fields, along roadsides and also on the edges of woodlands. Basically Meadow Brown Butterflies can be found almost anywere where there is grass. They can be seen flying around from June to September and will even fly around in dull or rainy weather.
The Meadow Brown Butterfly has four dull-brown coloured wings with a bright orange-brown patch on each wing. It also has a dark coloured eye spot on each forewing. The female is slightly larger than the male and the eyespot on each wing is bigger and bolder.
Meadow Brown Butterflies lay their eggs on a variety of grasses. A yellow-green coloured caterpillar emerges out of each egg and each caterpillar has a darker line running down the length of its back and also a narrow white stripe running along each side of its body. The caterpillar forms a chrysalis by spinning a silk case around itself. Inside the chrysalis the caterpillar transforms itself into a beautiful Meadow Brown Butterfly.