Maniola jurtina (Bruin zandoogje (BE) / Meadow Brown (EN) / Großes Ochsenauge (DE), Myrtil (FR)) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. I showed this specimen already from a trip to Germany on 06/07. My 09/08 -trip ended just over the border into the Netherlands where I found this couple. They landed together at the very bottom of a dried grass and steadily walked their way up to the top so I waited till they reached this point. A few moments after taking this image, they flew away, still together.
I still find it amazing how it is possible for them to fly attached to eachother.
Image: Maastricht (NL) - 09/08/2010
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