Feeding on Marsh Marigold
No interactions present.
This subspecies does not have many records on the NBN map. What makes it this subspecies?
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according to UK butterflies http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=napi subp. sabellicae is the "British" one, subp. thomsoni Scotland and subp. britannica Ireland. I meant to say sabelicae. Thank you for pointing it out. I will add another ID for sabelicae.
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
Was it just location that brought you to the sub-specific ID or were there specific features that supported the conclusion.
was my basis for sabelicae, with hindsight, I should probably have not specified a subspecies.
The UK Butterfly website gives written descriptions of differences for abberations but not subs, which is a pity.
Adrian Riley's "British and Irish Butterflies" goes into sub-species quite a bit.
Also discussed in Thomas and Lewington's "The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland" although they seem a bit sceptical as to whether there are different British races of GVW.
that'll teach me to be too clever. Should have gone for Pieris napi.
Lat/Lng: 51.5, -3.2
OS grid ref: ST2079