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Butterfly (or moth?)

this butterfly taking a rest on my washing today 20/8/2010 before the mist came in
Picture added on 21 August 2010 at 18:02
A bit weatherbeaten but looks like a Meadow Brown butterfly.
Added by Neil Johnstone on 21 August 2010
... most probably the "remains" of a 'Meadow Brown' (maniola jurtina)
see also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Brown
Added by Wolfgang Schlick on 22 August 2010
I'm no expert but, could be a Meadow Brown butterfly. I saw one the other day. Flying around, in better condition than this poor fella
Added by Ann Sutherland on 23 August 2010
I'd say definitely a tattered Meadow Brown. (The backlighting distorts the colours a bit.)
Added by Ian Hourston on 30 August 2010
No backlighting Ian it's on a white sheet on the washing line
Anonymous comment added on 30 August 2010
Now that we know the name of this old flutterby can we have the name of the washing powder or would that be advertising? (only joking)
Added by Barbara Jolly Watt on 31 August 2010
The sun must have been on the far side of the sheet, shining through it, partially backlighting the butterfly.
Added by Ian Hourston on 31 August 2010
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