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Friday, 27 June 2014

Marbled Whites

Marbled whites were out in some force yesterday morning on the dunes at Pembrey. It is worth remembering that they also occur inland in Carmarthenshire.
The quick photo below of a map(from the Llanelli Naturalists Newsletter) that I compiled 21 years ago (time flies!) shows the known distribution in the county. Note the concentration on the coalfield areas in the SE, as well as the coastal strip. Of course, many of the inland colonies, including those on the coalfield, will have since been lost as the habitat is agriculturally `improved` or scrubs over, or where brownfield sites have been `reclaimed`.

[The spelling of `galathea` on above is incorrect, incidentally].

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