Male orange tip butterfly

Male orange tip butterfly

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Credit: COLIN VARNDELL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) at rest on a flower. This insect has a wingspan of around 4 centimetres. The adult appears in the spring from March to May. It is seen in the daytime and inhabits fields and meadows from the lowlands to mid-mountain regions. This butterfly is found in the temperate regions of Europe, central and northern Asia and northern Africa. Photographed in April, in Dorset, UK.

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