Balkan marbled white - Melanargia larissa

 

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: late May - August

Size: mm

Altitude: 0-2150m

 

A photo from Mark Ogden taken in Bulgaria (above) and Greece (right).

The suffusion, dark area, near the body on the topside is a useful identification feature, as is the distance of the cell bar from the base of the wing. The underside is quite delicately marked with no marked venation.

 

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
  Brachypodium Dry grassy places.

Balkan marbled white distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
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