One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A white European butterfly with black markings which lives in rough grassland.
Genus Melanargia, subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae: several species
- ‘Cockey Down is best visited in spring and summer, when insects such as the hornet robber-fly, and butterflies such as chalkhill blue, marbled white and dark green fritillary find a home among the stunning tapestry of wildflowers.’
- ‘A number of butterflies are also present, including marbled white, meadow brown, small heath and small skipper.’
- ‘The Manor Farm site has recorded all butterfly species to be found in Yorkshire, including the rare marbled white and common blue.’
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