Marbled White
Melanargia galathea


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.