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wall brown

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Definition of wall brown in English:


A brown Eurasian butterfly with orange markings on the wings, which breeds on grasses.
  • Lasiommata megera, subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae
Example sentences
  • 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.

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