Last year I came across a few different kinds of colourful butterflies in the late summer, and also managed to get quite good macro shots of them. So this summer I have expectantly kept going to what I last year came to call my “butterfly park”, hoping to have the same luck. But no. The only butterfly I keep seeing this summer is this white one, which on top of all very rarely sits still for more than a second. (When I say “it”, I do of course mean “they”, but I have rarely seen more than one at a time even of these.) As far as I’ve been able to determine, from the few and rather blurry pictures that I finally managed to get, it must be a Cabbage butterfly or Large White - Lat. Pieris brassicae – Swedish: Kålfjäril.
Maybe it’s not too late yet, though? When looking up my butterfly photos from last year, I notice that some of them weren’t actually taken until early September.
1. Common Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni – Citronfjäril
2. Peacock – Inachis io – Påfågelsöga
3. Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae - Nässelfjäril
4. Painted Lady – Cynthia cardui - Tistelfjäril