Melanargia ines

Spanish Marbled White

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by Matt Rowlings

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Andalucia, Spain, May 2008

Photo: ines

Andalucia, Spain, May 2008

Field notes and information

A strongly marked species widespread in Spain and north Africa.

Identification & Similar species: The forewing cell has a broad black cross line. Underside hindwing with fine black markings and blue pupilled brown spots.

Distribution & Flight: Most of Spain to the foothills of the Pyrenees, absent from the north coast. All of north Africa north of the Sahara. From April to June depending on location.

Habitat & Behaviour: Grassy places, usually rocky or stony.

Photo: ines

Andalucia, Spain, May 2008

Photo: ines

Almeria, Spain, April 2009

Photo: ines

Lleida, Spain, May 2007