Friday, 16 May 2014

Orange tip


I don't really have the right lens for close-ups but this little orange-tip butterfly caught my eye. They're a true sign of Spring, and come out at the same time as bluebells, which provide a nectar source. This one is sitting on a garlic mustard plant, on which they lay their eggs - though the butterfly pictured is a male.

7 comments:

  1. It is a beauty and an unusual wing pattern. Orange!!!! supporting my football team.

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  2. How pretty! I've never seen one like that before.

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  3. I saw a couple of these beauties just yesterday, first of the season.

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  4. How did you get so close without scaring him away? This is a beautiful butterfly. I have never seen on in the United States. Thank you for sharing with us, Jenny!

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  5. That is a new one to me. I don't remember seeing an orange-tipped butterfly.

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