view iof a mating pair of Marbled Whites on Knapweed flowers

Marbled Whites Mating, Photo: Peter Salmon

Peter spotted these mating Marbled Whites on 30/06/18  while at Bourne Park NR.

Such striking butterflies and great to be able to see the golden brown underside of the female in Peter’s photograph.

The butterfly is found in unimproved grassland where the grass may grow up to 0.5m tall. The largest colonies are found on downland but even small strips of grassland, such as a road verge, field margins, woodland clearings and disused railway lines can contain smaller colonies.

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