In reply to Noisette:
Hazel C said:I would go for Green-veined White because the black blob is in the wrong place for female Orange Tip, & the black triangle extends further down the wing on the Green-veined White as it does in your photo;
Many thanks, Hazel. After studying my field guides I thought that was the best fit but it's good to have a second opinion. It was annoying I couldn't see the underwing but it was very flighty and it was off before I could get any further attempts.
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Thanks Jim, it's good to see so many butterflies on the wing.
@Wendy, That's a lovely shot of the Lacewing. I shall have to keep my eyes peeled for them.
Thanks guys, apparently early for Lacewing, usually May time ... did see Small Tortoiseshell today which led me a merry dance from house to roof several times before flying off & no pics!
Lovely captures TJ, never saw one Comma here last year, most disappointed!
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One more to add to my butterfly collection. A Peacock in my garden this time. I've been seeing these for a while but this was the first that allowed me to take it's photo.
This one didn't look too tatty as the ones that overwinter sometimes do.
In reply to TeeJay:
Looks brand new TJ!! Nice to see your lacewing Wendy, What no Moths! LOL
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Moths?? What are they H??
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What an unusual looking bee Tony, lovely photo of it.
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Is this another Green-veined White or could it be a female Orange-tip? The spots seem higher up than other G-vW and the black more extensive on the wing tips.Can I see a hint of speckling coming through from underwing or am I imagining it?
In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said:What an unusual looking bee Tony,
Thanks Hazel. It's not actually a bee but a Bee-fly - a bee mimic. As you will read it flicks its eggs into the nests of solitary bees and the like whence its larvae eats the larvae of the bee. There's always something out to get you. LOL
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