Sunday, 28 July 2013

Marbled white butterfly

 
This handsome, black and white butterfly is like no other.  Hurry to see them feeding on bramble flowers, scabious and knapweed at Filnore Woods NOW.  In the early mornings and late afternoon they like to sunbathe with their wings spread.  (seee above)
 
But when the sun is out in the middle of the day they feed with their wings closed up over their backs so you can see the underside.  (see below)

 
The caterpillars feed on grass so that's another reason to manage our grassland well. 
 
(Photos from www.ukbutterflies.co.uk - thank you)

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