Orange tipped butterfly 2016

Orange tipped butterfly 2016

Observation - Orange tipped butterfly 2016 - UK and Ireland. Description: This was a solitary male - no females obvious. It was actively flying around [encompassing the main part of the Reserve (Image 3) …in quest of something?]. I am tempted to interpret its occasional interactions with the food plant* as refuelling stops. Ima

This was a solitary male - no females obvious. It was actively flying around [encompassing the main part of the Reserve (Image 3) …in quest of something?]. I am tempted to interpret its occasional interactions with the food plant* as refuelling stops. Images 1-4 timed at 15.48, 15.50, 15.55 and 16.04 respectively.

* Cuckooflower or Ladies’ Smock (Cardamine pratensis)