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Iberian Marbled White; Medioluto Ibérica

Melanargia lachesis

Description:

Male. Butterfly with 48-54 mm wingspan. Nymphalidae (Satyrinae). Very variable. Male has the anverse white with black drawings. The cell in the forewing is white with pointed form. Hindwings are white with black spots shaped as arrows at the edge, around not very visible ocela. The reverse of the hindwing is whitish with variable ocela with bluish pupils. The female is bigger with the hindwing reverse yellowish. It flies from June to September, one generation per year. The imagos visit the flowers of brambles and thistles. The caterpillars are green or bluff with longitudinal streaks white and dark

Habitat:

Spotted in a mountain pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama, Peñalara

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec., f/18, ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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arlanda
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arlanda

Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Sep 16, 2015

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