Marbled Whites mating. Photo: Harold Gillen
Marbled Whites. Photo: Harold Gillen
Harold was rather surprised to see three Marbled Whites attempting to mateon when he visited Bindon Hill on 3/07/19 .
Have they not hear that two’s company and three’s a crowd?
He tells us there were butterflies on many flowers as his picture shows.
Despite its name, the Marbled White is more closely related to the subfamily known as the “browns” than the “whites”, and can be found from mid June to the end of July.
This is such an amazing picture, that we thought we’d put it on our front page as well as in our Gallery! Continue reading
Small Heaths. Photo: Richard Collier
This amazing photo appears to show three Small Heath butterflies in a menage a trois! We think it is two males and one female. Seen by Richard Collier on a walk from Corfe Castle to Swanage. June 2017.
Let us know if you have ever seen anything like this before – we’d be interested: email [email protected]