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This little moth or Butterfly,was basking in the sunshine,on the Conservatory door handle..It stayed about 15 minutes…I haven’t a clue what it is..hope someone can tell me …


It then decided to have a stretch,revealing splashes of Orange on its wings..


.I was so glad it decided to stay long enough for me to get the camera..not a perfect shot,as the light was so bright at that angle,from inside…but better than not at all :o)

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I hope someone can identify it for you. Revealing the orange was a pleasant surprise. The more I look at it the more I like it.

15 Apr, 2012

 

really pretty, i had two in my garden yesterday as well!!

looks like 'orange tip' Anthocharis cardamines

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species_family.php?name=all&stage=imago

15 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Homebird..I loved it..and I'm sure someone will know :o)

15 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you,Sticki.wow,that's a mouthful !.I will have a look at the link :o)
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Just had a look,and It is definitely an Orange tip...and a male,as the female doesn't have the orange markings..very interesting reading about its habits and lifestyle,so thank you very much :o)

15 Apr, 2012

 

:-)

15 Apr, 2012

 

Don't remember ever seeing one like that in my garden, well done with the pics...

15 Apr, 2012

 

agree its a male orange tip. a pretty native. its a butterfly. you can tell as the tip of its antennae are like clubs. the moths have ones that look like combs/brushes.

15 Apr, 2012

 

That's a beauty Bloomer and definitely orange tip :-))

15 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Sue..a first for me too,but a lovely one :o)
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Thank you for that info,Sbg..I wouldn't have known that,as I'm not knowledgeable on either...I will be muttering to myself in future " clubs or combs/brushes " lol..
Thanks S.lad..see ,you all knew except me !. Great to be able to ask though :o)

15 Apr, 2012

 

How beautiful, never seen one of them.

15 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful pictures Bloomer - very nicely done

15 Apr, 2012

 

That is lovely

15 Apr, 2012

 

Isn't it pretty,Willinilli ? I can't believe how long it stayed there ..:o)
Thanks Paul..a little blurry,but the best I could do..:o)
Thank you Sharnford..I was very pleased to see it.I hope it comes again ...

15 Apr, 2012

 

looks great Bloomer

15 Apr, 2012

 

thanks Paul..looking at it again,I think it's the head that's fuzzy..not the pic ! Lol.

15 Apr, 2012

 

haha it is

15 Apr, 2012

 

Bit of a punk look ! :o)

15 Apr, 2012

 

oh yes looks that way ;)))

15 Apr, 2012

 

What a beauty, for a punk!! Lol

15 Apr, 2012

 

They are very pretty quite a few about this year......

15 Apr, 2012

 

Well-photographed, Sandra.
Glad you got the pics. for everyone to see :o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Gorgeous..love butterflies :)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Lol,G.mage a bit of a looker for a punk,I agree :o)
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Thay are,Dd..I haven't seen about yet..
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Thanks Terra...I was very happy it decided to pose for you all :o)
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Isn't it just ? I love them too,Pixi..how are you today? "Mummy Sandra" hopes you are feeling better..Lol.

16 Apr, 2012

 

Aw thanks Mum :) Am feeling a little better thanks :)
Just waiting for my ladies coming for art class :)

16 Apr, 2012

 

I've seen ones like that, but not with that pattern on the under side. It's very pretty.
Sorry I don't know what it's called.

16 Apr, 2012

 

A lovely closeup Sandra, getting to be quite the expert with your camera now, it is a very pretty little butterfly I have seen the Orange Tip before but not seen any upto now this year, You Lucky Lady;0))

16 Apr, 2012

 

lovely bloomer. well done for getting it on camera,

16 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely thing isn't it, I, of course, knew what it was...but didn't want to show off:-))

16 Apr, 2012

 

Lol,Pixi..glad you are feeling better:o)
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Thank you,Hywel..I think it must have been the female one you saw,as I found out from a link given above,by Sticki..what it was,and it's the male Orange tip butterfly that has the markings ..:o)
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Thanks Carole..how come I get to this age,without ever seeing one ? ..and don't say I'm blinkered ! Lol... a little secret,,first pic was mine,2nd was Russell's .:o)
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Thanks Yorkshire..usually I am always too late :o)
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Well,you would know,Ba..Fount of all Knowledge .! :o)))
and yes,it is lovely.x

16 Apr, 2012

 

Bloomer, forgot to tell you, we went to Dearne lea tea rooms again last week, took Ralphs daughter for lunch

17 Apr, 2012

 

We went as well,last Thursday....it was so cold in there..but still enjoyed it..hope Ralphs daughter did too :o)

17 Apr, 2012

 

we went wednesday, yes it was cold we had to use the third dining room as it was heaving, Ralph had pie and peas mint sauce and chips, I had a toastie, and Sue had a meal, Lazagne and chips and salad, it was huge, value for money, and our neighbour was there too,

17 Apr, 2012

 

Same on Thursday too,we couldn't get in the one when we met you and Ralph..that is always the warmest..seems strange,as all the radiators were on..noticed it a few times how cold it is..and all those people in as well..glad you all enjoyed your meals,we had the toasties again...and a portion of chips to share at .:o)

17 Apr, 2012

 

i love these little beautys sandra, lucky you :o)))

21 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks San,I haven't seen it since,but would you hang around in this weather ? Lol..Hope you are feeling much better now..nice to see you.x

21 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely Bloomer - I love 'Orange tips' . . . because of their pretty undersides! Well captured (and sorry to be late :)))

3 May, 2012

 

Thanks Sheila..it is a pretty one..I haven't seen one since,but hope I do..no worries about being late..no time limit on here :o))

3 May, 2012

 

Beautiful ... I love butterflies :)

4 May, 2012

 

Thank you,Cheepcheep,so do I.:o)

4 May, 2012

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