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Aporia crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758)

This species, also known as “the black-veined white”, belongs to the family of the Pieridae, a rather vast group which includes butterfliesof various sizes. Aporia crataegi is  a common butterfly in Europe, though its populations are subjected to strong annual fluctuations. 58 more words

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Sri Lankan Lesser Albatross | Appias galene

This is a male butterfly of the Endemic species of Sri Lankan Lesser Albatross who comes under the family of Pieridae.

These exhibit migrations in large numbers and mud sip during these migrations. 59 more words

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Orange-tip

Anthocharis cardamines

The male is the star attraction of this species of butterfly with its bright orange wing tips. The female, in contrast, is completely white with no orange but with distinctive black tips, in which it may be confused with other Pieridae (whites). 96 more words

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Just Pretending

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

When I first photographed this butterfly some years ago now, I couldn’t believe how it just lay down on its side, playing dead. 111 more words

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