Marbled White (Melanagria galathea)

Cheshire local information

When to see: July-August

Where to see: Unimproved grassland

Behaviour: Perch

Wingspan: 53-58mm

Caterpillar food plant: Red Fescue, Sheep's-fescue

Cheshire status: Most colonies of this insect occur in southern England , although in recent years it has been extending its breeding range. Dispersing individuals have occasionally been recorded in Cheshire – most recently in 1992, 1994, 2003 and 2005.