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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Images 1 & 2 contributed by U.K 
photographer Bill Edwards.
Also known as Our Half-Mourner, Marmoris, Marbled Argus and Marbled-White Half Mourner. 
Images 3 - 6 contributed by U.K 
photographer Deborah Lovell.
   They prefer unimproved grassland with high grasses.
   The strongest populations are found on chalk or limestone grasslands but other habitats such as woodland rides and clearings, coastal grassland, road verges and railway embankments are also popular.
   They are generally only found in the countryside, and are rarely seen in gardens.
   Adults are usually seen flying in the summer, from June to August.
   Marbled Whites have a black-and-white checked pattern on both dorsal and ventral sides that is unforgettable.
   Males and females are alike on the upper wings.

Female hind ventral wings tend to be brownish, though the hind dorsal wings remain black and white, with a pale brown leading edge.

   Marbled Whites live in distinct and often quite large colonies.

   Despite its name, the Marbled White is more closely related to the subfamily known as the "browns" than it is to the "whites". 

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Adult diet: Purple plants for nectar.
Wing Span: 53-58mm / 5.3 - 5.8cm / 2.1 – 2.3”
 Family:  Nymphalidae
   * Being members of the Brush Footed family of butterflies, Marbled Whites use their two front legs for food tasting and their two pairs of rear legs for propulsion.
Caterpillar & chrysalis images
Young Marbled White caterpillar.jpg
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The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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