Saturday, 10 March 2007

Brimstone Butterfly

Always one of the earliest butterflies on the wing it was great to see two flying on Thursday for the first time this year. They always, well nearly always, land with their wings closed, it's really difficult to get a picture of the upper side of the wings.

2 comments:

isabella said...

How can you spot it in the summertime - it is so uniformly green.
Your knowledge of nature and wildlife is amazing and...spreading! I just had a comment from Nathalie from Australia who was glad to learn that those black "ducks" on my blog are called Moorhens ;-) Thanks again!

Tony Morris said...

The upper wing of the male is a beautiful yellow, the female is much paler, almost white, so they are both obvious when flying.