Getting to know the white butterflies

We have 5 species of white butterflies to get to know. I am getting my eye in to be able to identify those flying at the moment. So far I have seen the orange tip and the green veined white. The female orange tip does not have the orange tips to the wings, which makes it a bit more tricky.

 Walking for one hour on the farm this week produced;

   6 green veined whites

    7 orange tip butterflies

1 peacock butterfly

The small  orange egg of the orange tip is laid on the floer of the cuckoo flower

The small orange egg of the orange tip is laid on the flower of the cuckoo flower ( left hand-side of picture)

underside of the orange tip butterfly with mottled pattern

Underside of the orange tip butterfly with mottled pattern

underside of the green veined white

Underside of the green veined white

underside of wood white butterfly which is not as common. I found this one in clover hill fen 5th may last year

Underside of wood white butterfly, which is not as common as those above. I found this one in Clover Hill fen , Co. Cavan , 5th May last year

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.Take time to look , listen, even scent what is on the wind.
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