Maniola telmessia - Aegean Meadow Brown

Maniola-telmessia-eastern-meadow-brown- | PTKbutterflies
Maniola-telmessia-eastern-meadow-brown- | PTKbutterflies

A couple of butterfly photos from the Isparta region of Turkey, taken in May 2014. This species was seen in several areas, and was distinct in appearance from jurtina even to the (my) untrained eye. They seemed to hide away during the hottest part of the day, which is what the one in the second photo was in the process of.