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Marbled White Lurve Pyramid

Marbled white butterflies (Melanargia galathea) mating on pyramidal orchid. Nr. Dorking, Surrey, UK.

 

There was a love triangle as I arrived, but when the second male departed it left just the pyramidal.

 

Dedicated to Mr Peter Lister, who will soon be leaving our sunny southern shores for that cold dark land up north where the flutterbies' wings are rarely known to flap, so he tells me. Fill y'r boots Pete! :-)

 

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Taken on July 15, 2012