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Marbled white butterfly

Observed: 15th June 2009 By: hbrook1hbrook1’s reputation in Invertebrateshbrook1’s reputation in Invertebrateshbrook1’s reputation in Invertebrates
Marbled White Unknown Gender 1 XX
Description:

Please could somebody tell me if this is a male or a female?

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Species interactions

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Species with which Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) interacts

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Hi Hayley...

...looks like a female to me, lack of scent brands on the upper wing (presence of these would make it a male). The underside is the best way to tell as the male has black underwings whilst the female has brown underwings.

Graham.