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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Flutterbyes

2010 08 01 white butterfly

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.

2009 fjärilar 

1. Common Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni – Citronfjäril
2. Peacock – Inachis io – Påfågelsöga
3. Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae - Nässelfjäril 
4. Painted Lady – Cynthia cardui - Tistelfjäril

5 comments:

Ginny said...

These are wonderful!!! I looked up the cabbage butterfly and it does look like this. In your photos, this looks pale green, maybe because it's around the leaves. There are still lots of butterflies around here! But they are rarely still!!

ADRIAN said...

Yes a large white. You are doing better than I am. I have seen very few this year. There's still time.

SquirrelQueen said...

I was thinking the same thing the other day, I have seen very few butterflies so far this year. I guess it is too early.

Great shots and a wonderful collage.

Sandra said...

you know from my post how much I love flutterbyes. these are beautiful, hope you find more before the summer is over for you.
it is really difficult to get some of them because they don't sit still. our swallotails and red admirals and a few others sit still in the sun and i can get, others beat their wings and never sit still

DawnTreader said...

Actually today I walked by that park again and besides two or three white ones I saw one Small Tortoiseshell. I tried some macros but not sure how they came out (they're still in the camera).

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