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Three black and white butterflies mating

Marbled Whites mating. Photo: Harold Gillen

showing Marbled whites on may flower heads

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.

Three Small Heaths mating!

Three Small Heaths on a twig

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]