Friday, 10 July 2015

Marbled White butterfly - Clough Wood

The Marbled White butterfly is widespread in southern England and has been spreading northwards in recent years. It remains a rarity in Derbyshire however, although there are now one or two colonies established in the south of the County but these could be from released individuals. 
There are a handful of records each year and there have already been several so far this year but this is the first I am aware of in the Matlock/ Bakewell area.
I followed this individual for about 15 mins before waiting for it to land before deciding I better try for a flight hot for the record. It never did land for more than a second or two.
Marbled White

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