Orange Tip female feeding on Bluebell in my York (England) garden. Much more discreet than the male, but equally beautiful.
She likes to lay her eggs on Garlic Mustard and when her wings are closed, can be difficult to spot, so skillfully do the under wings blend with the plant.
Panasonic GH2 crop shhlcsshafs (?100-300)
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174 years old and can easily pass for 90, on a good day, in the fog, at night, from behind!.
I stopped to think one day, and forgot to start again.
It is not possible with mortal minds to search out the purposes of the gods.
The more I learn, the less I know.
“Butterflies adorn the world and delight the eye”
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