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Iberian Marbled White; Medioluto Ibérica

Melanargia lachesis

Description:

Female. Big butterfly (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. The imagos visit the flowers of brambles and thistles. The caterpillars are green or bluff with longitudinal streaks white and dark

Habitat:

Spotted at an open evergreen oak and pine tree forest. Dehesa de Valdelatas

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/22; ISO Speed Rating: 1100. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_2998

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Jul 6, 2018
Submitted on Nov 7, 2018

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