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Male Orange Tip Butterfly

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is a follow-up of sorts to last week’s post, Bluebells.

This is a male Orange Tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Found throughout Europe and temperate Asia, in the U.K. it is another sign of spring. The female does not have the orange tip on the forewing.

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5 replies on “Male Orange Tip Butterfly”

Thanks Sue. I’ve always found the green and white pattern in the hind wing interesting. The theory is that it’s camouflage for the female when she’s egg laying on umbelifers,

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