59.012 .... B&F 1620
Marbled White Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....For many years, Kirkby-in-Ashfield's Portland Park held Nottinghamshire's only known Marbled White colony. But in recent years, this delightful butterfly has increased its local range and has also been successfully introduced at a number of other sites. It favours dry, grassy sites with a profusion of nectar-bearing flowers, including former colliery spoil heaps, along disused railway lines and embankments etc. Most of the county's successful introductions/colonies, are situated on the strip of Magnesium Limestone running up the western side of Nottinghamshire, near to its border with neighbouring Derbyshire.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Marbled White 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Steve Horne. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. NBGRC. Laurence Archibald.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2021

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