Marbled White
Melanargia galathea

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Switzerland, July 2012

Male, Switzerland, June 2009

Switzerland, June 2009

Female, Switzerland, July 2008



Switzerland, June 2007



Mating Pair, Switzerland, June 2007

Form leucomelas, Provence, July 2004

The marbled white is a common butterfly of calcarious grassland throughout Europe, though in England it is restricted to the south. The last picture here shows a variety with a chalk-white underside hindwing, not rare (apparently) but found infrequently in northern Europe.