Melanargia ines   Spanish Marbled White

Melanargia ines upper Melanargia ines upper

I could hardly make this butterfly out and we were not at all sure of what we'd seen until returning to England. Although the upper wings looked like a marbled white it is the underwings which are both characteristic and attractive in this insect.

Roadside verge near Carboneras, Spain 19th March 2008

Added on 25th June 2008

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