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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

Nature Photography

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

Nature Photography

Large Salmon Arab Butterfly

Of the nearly 19,000 butterfly species in the world, only 63 occur in Egypt. And this beauty – a Large Salmon Arab (Colotis fausta… 296 more words

Dahab

Pieris napi - Rapsweissling - green-veined white

Art (species): Pieris napi – Rapsweissling – green-veined white
Gattung (genus): Pieris
Unterfamilie (subfamily): Pierinae – Echte Weisslinge
Familie (family): Pieridae – Weisslinge
Ordnung (order): Lepidoptera – Schmetterlinge – butterflies… 26 more words

Animalia

Gonepteryx rhamni - Zitronenfalter - common brimstone

Art (species): Gonepteryx rhamni – Zitronenfalter – common brimstone
Gattung (genus): Gonepteryx
Unterfamilie (subfamily): Coliadinae – Gelblinge
Familie (family): Pieridae – Weisslinge
Ordnung (order): Lepidoptera – Schmetterlinge – butterflies… 51 more words

Animalia

Bunches of butterflies

When visiting Doi Chiang Dao – a place I have written about before (1) – last November (2015), I came across some interesting aggregations of butterflies; composed mainly of Blues (lycaenids) and Yellows (pierids). 670 more words

Butterflies