Orange Tip Butterfly In Lantana Flowers
Photograph - Fine Art Digital Prints - Photography
DescriptionAnthocharis cardamines or Orange Tip butterfly is a common butterfly found primarily in the lowlands of England, Wales and occasionally in Scotland. They are considered a welcome first sign of Spring! Each caterpillar leaves its foodplant to overwinter as a chrysalis, probably in bushes and tall vegetation, with adults emerging in April.
This butterfly has white uppersides to its wings. It is only the males that have orange-tipped forewings; females have small black tips. In both sexes the undersides of the hindwings are mottled with moss-green. The orange tips warn predators that this butterfly is highly distasteful.
It is a somewhat smaller butterfly, but the lovely orange really caught my attention even though other larger butterflies were flying about the tropical plants of the Franklin Park Conservatory. I am guessing that since these butterflies usually find themselves in England, the ones lucky enough to be born in this wonderful place felt as though they were on a very nice vacation!
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January 21st, 2020
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