Saturday, 16 May 2015

Orange Tip Butterfly (Female)

The Orange Tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines

The female has similar markings to the male apart from the grey area on the forewings rather than the orange on the male which is also much larger.









24 comments:

  1. HI Roy Well I have learned something today. I thought all Orange Tip had orange on them!! Now I ssee the female has none. I wonder have some 'whites' that I have seen been orange Tip. of course I can see the underside is quite different for the Whites. These are great images of a lovely butterfly. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Some of the whites you have seen could easily have been female Orange Tip Margaret.

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  2. I just love the underside of their wings: so delicate and pretty. You've captured them very well, thanks:)

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  3. heerlijk om nu al de vlinders in actie te zien,

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  4. Bardzo ciekawy motyl. Taki inny od tych które znam. Pięknie pokazane.

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  5. Bonsoir Roy
    Une chance d'avoir ce papillon les ailes fermées, je ne l'ai jamais eu.
    Bravo
    Bises

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  6. The only way I'll ever get a mobile phone shot of an orange tip would be to put glue on the plants it lands on

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    1. You need to creep up on it Simon.

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  7. This is a very pretty butterfly.

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  8. Hey Roy...Nice,nice,nice !!!! Love the colors of the flowers and greenery,and how they work with the butterflies coloring, couldn't have planned it that well if you tried ;}
    Awesome!!!

    Grace

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  9. The underwings are so beautiful, plenty flying about in Devon this weekend as the weather was lovely.

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  10. Lovely images, Roy!
    The underside of the wings of these butterflies, is so pretty!
    I believe I never seen any around here...

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