The latest Butterfly images taken as a result of my Woodland Walk yesterday.
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) has emerged from hibernation over Winter.
Discovered along a sunny woodland ride and pitched in the open, suggests that this is a male of the species, which is normally difficult to differentiate. The female tends to have a shorter wider body.
This female Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) below was perched in the sun. Typically for a female, it maintained a perch position rather than keeping mostly on the wing as the males tend to do at this time.
I had observed this male below flying along and the yellow of its upper wings was almost 'glowing' bright yellow in the sunlight.
One of the few flowers available for Brimstone to pitch on at this stage is the Primrose.