064/365 Marbled White Melanargia galathea

Image 064 is one of my favourite butterflies. It is of a Marbled White. When they emerge in the summer (June and July time) there can be tens if not hundreds in suitable habitats. I really like photographing these. Another image can be seen in image 023 (here) which shows the underside. Males have these very black and white markings and females are brown and white.

Marbled White butterfly, Melanargia galathea, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, July, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.

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