One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A brown Eurasian butterfly with orange markings on the wings, which breeds on grasses.
Lasiommata megera, subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae
- ‘The wall brown or wall is a medium-sized brown butterfly with large, bright orange patches on the wings.’
- ‘There is the smaller Northern wall brown L. petropolitana which is darker and smaller.’
- ‘I've shown the real wall brown on the right.’
- ‘In the scrub, the last of the year's insects can be seen: late dragonflies include ruddy darters and migrant hawkers; and the last of the year's butterflies includes wall browns and small tortoiseshells.’
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