Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Green-veined White Butterfly

The Green-veined White Butterfly (Pieris napi)
(Plus some supporting images below)

Its the first of this species I have seen this year.
A medium sized species around 50mm wing span that is one of the easiest of the Whites to identify.
Common throughout the UK, it will be present through to the end of September.




Peacock

Brimstone





Pair of Brimstone (Female left, Male right of image)

24 comments:

  1. Lovely shots.On Copeland at the weekend I saw G. veined, Small White and Peacock. Did I tell you I saw 1 Puffin, must be the first seen on the island (N.I)

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    1. Thanks Margaret. Puffin! that is unusual.

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  2. Superb images Roy. I especially like the pair of Brimmies. Got a shot of a male Orange Tip at home yesterday nectaring on cuckoo flower- much quicker than last spring when it took days and days of chasing after them in our local woods!

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    1. Thanks CT, haven't seen any Cuckoo flowers yet.

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  3. Nice capture of the Brimstones in flight. Activity seems to have slowed down here after two frosty mornings.

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  4. More lovely butterflies to enjoy, you are certainly posting some beautiful images at the moment Roy :-)

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  5. I can only ever identify green veined whites at rest. I suppose what I guessed was a large white today might have been one of these, but without a close look I've no idea

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  6. That final image is wonderful - I love how the light is shining through their wings!

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  7. Un festival de papillons, très jolie série Roy.
    le Paon du jour est très beau !
    Bises :)

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  8. Estupendas imágenes..muy buenas...un saludo desde Murcia...

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  9. Hey Roy.. Your killing me here with these gorgeous flowers and butterflies photo's. That's okay my turn is coming for some butterflies and flowers not lovely like your shot's though!

    Grace

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    1. I look forward to all of your images then GG.{:))

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  10. Fabulous photos of the butterflies!

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  11. Wonderful to see all these butterflies again: _)
    It also makes me very happy.
    I can not take pictures while the butterfly because I sit for weeks in a cast. Therefore, the fact that I can enjoy it with you from. I can shoot from the car birds;-)

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    1. Thanks Helma. Hope you get back out there again soon.

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  12. Lovely! so many butterflies already! I love that last shot....outstanding.

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