Melanargia larissa

Balkan Marbled White

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by Matt Rowlings

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Field notes and information

In Greece this butterfly is easily found in the north where it flies on many dry grassy places in the mountains and hills.

Identification & Similar species: It is easily distinguished from similar species by the extensive basal dusting on the upperside.

Distribution & Flight: Southern Balkans and the Adriatic coast to Croatia. Single brooded from mid May to July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Dry hot grassland with abundant flowers. Often amongst scrub or trees.

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Male.

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S Greece, June 2013

Female

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Very pale light brown underside markings.

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Macedonia, Greece, July 2004

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S Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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S Greece, June 2013