Spotted in my garden yesterday

Female Orange-tip Butterfly
Female Orange-tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) sitting on one of its favourite food plants, Lady's Smock / Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis).

Fantastic camouflage. As my partner Jen remarked, it looked just like a dollop of bird poo.

I love my macro lens!

See also: Mimic

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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