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Widespread in southern England and parts of southern Wales. Medium-sized butterfly, with black and white checked wings. Found in flowery grassland but may stray into gardens.
Latin name: Melanargia galathea
Family group: Browns
Countries: England, Wales
Size: Medium, Large
The Marbled White is a distinctive and attractive black and white butterfly, unlikely to be mistaken for any other species. In July it flies in areas of unimproved grassland and can occur in large numbers on southern downland. It shows a marked preference for purple flowers such as Wild Marjoram, Field Scabious, thistles, and knapweeds. Adults may be found roosting halfway down tall grass stems.
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- [2012-08-14 21:27]
Lovely, pleasing image of this Marbled White on knapweed. A well engineered green bokeh works very well here in enhancing the butterfly's hues & features. Choice pov as well. The wings are showing ever so slightly OoF on my screen though probably due to their fidgety habit of forever shifting about but, regardless, I really like the feeling & over compositional engineering of this presentation. Well done!
Excellent photo of this Marbled Wite,great sharp details,very fine colors and compozition.
- [2012-08-15 10:17]
I like its pose and this nice environment. Details are good with good colors.
Best regards Siggi
Bea ...utiful ! Truly ! ;)
a nice picture with good framing, colour and clarity.