Monday, 27 June 2011

Brockadale Nature Reserve (I)

After reading about recent sightings of Marbled Whites at Brockadale Nature Reserve we decided to take advantage of good weather with a follow up to last year's initial visit.  Glimpses of Ringlets, Meadow Browns and whites on from the path was a good start and once on the reserve we counted over 15 Marbled Whites (Melanargia galathea), feeding predominantly on red clover and centaurea.

This one is a female, slightly larger than the male, the underside has a brown tinge as opposed to the black and white markings of the male.


  1. They have very striking underwing markings

  2. A beautiful butterfly, beautifully captured.

  3. A beautiful butterfly beautifully photographed....a delight to the eye and thanks for putting them up Linda.

  4. I agree, a very beautiful species, Linda. Wish they`d colonise my neck of the woods.

  5. Hello Pops, they're lovely aren't they.
    Howdy Johnny, thanks very much, they're smashers!
    Hello Pete, thanking you kindly, aren;t they lovely creatures.
    Hi Dean, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

    Best wishes to everybody



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