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Marbled White (42)
nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
This Marbled White was taken on the Chalk Downs of Dorset, Southern England.

Marbled White ( Melanargia galathea ) Wingspan 50mm.

This Butterfly is a variable species and is widespread in grassy areas.
It favours flower-rich, grassy meadows, often on Chalk Downs but also on neutral soils.
This Butterfly has distinctive black and white patterns on the wings.
Slow in flight, often settling with thw wings outspread.
Flies July-August and visits Knapweed and Thistle Flowers.
The Larva feeds on grasses.

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nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
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Edited by:Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)

Hello Nick,

Using PSE6, I simply cropped the photograph to put the insect in a 'powerful' position.

I hope you like it.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)