Meadow browns are common almost everywhere in the UK and are found in fields, roadsides and woodland margins.
Meadow brown butterflies are a dull brown colour with bright orange-brown patches on their fore- and hind wings and a distinctive dark eyespot on their forewings.
They are distributed throughout Europe, eastward to Urals.
Meadow browns are common almost everywhere in the UK and are found in fields, roadsides and woodland margins from sea level to 1,800m. The caterpillars are yellowish-green with a darker line down the back and a narrow white stripe along each side.
The butterflies sip nectar from thistles and knapweed flowers. The caterpillars feed on grasses.
Meadow browns mate during July and lay their eggs on grasses.
They are not listed as endangered on IUCN Red List 2000.