Nymphalidae: Satyrinae

1620 (ABH59.012) Marbled White Melanargia galathea, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07415

Woodwalton Marsh. 21st June 2007. Male.
Woodwalton Marsh. 21st June 2007. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Marsh. 21st June 2007. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood. July 2005. Female.
Monks Wood. July 2005. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Marsh, 15th July, 2004. Ovipositing
Woodwalton Marsh, 15th July, 2004. Ovipositing
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Marsh. 21st June 2007. Male.
Woodwalton Marsh. 21st June 2007. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: M: 53mm, F: 58mm
Foodplant(s): Red Fescue (Fectuca rubra), Sheep's-fescue (Festuca ovina), Yorkshire-fog (Holcus lanatus), Tor-grass (Brachypodium pinnatum), grasses
Flying: One generation, mid June-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Unimproved grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 107 (39.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 March to 28 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, black, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5