Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Marbled Marvels

Its always a highlight in my Butterfly calendar to look for the arrival of the Marbled White Butterfly.

The calendar on my Mac issued a warning message over the weekend, "Marbled White emerges". 
Their flight time is mid June to mid August, so without further ado I went to the location where they have recognised colonies.
Sure enough I found several males on the wing, but it is early days as yet. 
It was during the morning and this normally is a busy flight time for this species, but due to various cloudy periods I was able to find some of them pitched.











22 comments:

  1. lovely pics of a gorgeous flutter

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  2. Roy and Mac..what a team!
    A super set of images, well done for getting in there 'early doors' and capturing these beauties at their best...[;o)

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  3. Excellent images of these handsome butterflies!

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  4. Well Roy you found them and photographed them beautifully

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  5. Beautiful shots. Butterflies have been few and far between here so far this year!

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  6. Super photos Roy, Marbled Whites are definitely one of my favourite species :-)

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  7. Onpa kaunis perhonen. En ole ikinä nähnyt. Mikähän perhosen nimi on latinaksi?

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    1. Kiitoksia Anne
      latinankielinen nimi
      Melanargia galathea

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  8. What a gorgeous Butterfly Roy and the images that you captured are stunning~

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  9. Well done Roy, that's a super series.

    Still waiting for some continuous sunshine here so that a few expected species might emerge.

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  10. Hey Roy... These are real beauties of the Marbled White. I could have all kinds of bells, whistles, and warnings, but it must be nice to have time to just bop out there and check it out.
    LOL. ;)

    Grace

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