The Marbled White
As I stated yesterday, it was the first warm sunny day for quite a while and I was very pleasantly surprised to find Marbled White Butterflies in quite some number at a local Nature Reserve
A medium to large species, the male has a wingspan of 53 mm and the female 58mm.
Its preferred habitat is unfertilised grassland. It flies mid June to mid September.
Mostly found in Southern England colonies have also been located in the Yorkshire Wolds.
I have only observed it in one location in the local area where I live and also on the South Coast.
The shot below is of a female which has the brown and white underside markings as opposed to the male that is black and white underside markings.