Marbled Butterfly by naturelover

I have never seen one like this before, but apparently are in abundance here in natural fields in the South of England.
So with a field of Thistles to enjoy, this little fella (I know it is Male) was happy to pose for me!

The Marbled White is a distinctive and attractive black and white butterfly, unlikely to be mistaken for any other species. In July it flies in areas of unimproved grassland and can occur in large numbers on southern downland. It shows a marked preference for purple flowers such as Wild Marjoram, Field Scabious, thistles, and knapweeds. Adults may be found roosting halfway down tall grass stems.

This species is widespread in southern Britain and has expanded northwards and eastwards over the last twenty years, despite some losses within its range

Taken with a Pentax Optio RS1000 comoact camera -Macro.
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  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    The Poser!

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous, Pauline!

  • Cheers David,much appreciated x

    – naturelover

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Vitta x

    – naturelover

  • michelmc
    michelmcover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image Pauline..stunning

  • Thanks for the super comment Michael x

    – naturelover

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Pauline … pretty markings ~ well spotted!

  • As we apparently have so many am surprised I’ve not noticed them before, thanks for the ,lovely comment Susie x

    – naturelover

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray x

    – naturelover

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 2 years ago

    Nice capture Pauline. Butterflies dont like me as I can never get close enough. :-((. xx

  • In the fields they seem more ‘relaxed’ once the dog has moved away :) thanks for the lovely comment Richard xx

    – naturelover

  • shiraz
    shirazover 2 years ago

    Lovely detailed close up……………..wonderful capture!!

  • Thanks for the super comment x

    – naturelover

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    What a lovely capture dear Pauline,I’ve never seen one like that.x

  • Strange when they are apparantly so common, my first too. Cheers Catherine. Grey day here xx

    – naturelover

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