Sunday 2 August 2015

Brimstone butterflies 2nd August 2015

Male Brimstone butterfly

The original "butter - coloured" butterfly, the Brimstone.

I came across several males and females of this butterfly this afternoon nectaring on several different plants at Bradley Ponds in South Devon.

They were feeding on knapweed, ragwort and fleabane and all looked in good condition so I guess they've just emerged as offspring from the early flying brimstones that were out and about in early spring.

Female Brimstone butterfly  


Roos said...

Great captures of this most wonderful butterfly.