Esper's marbled white - Melanargia russiae

 

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: late June - August

Size: mm

Altitude: 600-1650m

 

Esper's marbled white is superficially similar to the other species of the genus Melanrgia. There is a bar across the cell on both wing surfaces, together with a space created by two bars at the end of the cell areas. This can be quite easily spotted in the field.

 

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
  Brachypodium Dry grassy places.

Esper's marbled white distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
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