Wordless Wednesday – The reason for the word butterfly?

brimstone

Brimstone butterfly, Gonepteryx rhamni, on primroses, a typical sight in spring. Brimstones, with their buttery yellow wings, are so obvious as they flutter across the garden, but turn your head and they are gone, settled amongst their selected nectar source. They close their wings whilst they sup and, in stealth mode, they look just like leaves!

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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – The reason for the word butterfly?

  1. Washe Koda says:

    🦋 Used to call those a sulfur moth yrs ago 😉

  2. pbmgarden says:

    Such a gorgeous creature. Beautiful photo.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see butterflies again.

  4. shoreacres says:

    When I was a kid, I called them ‘flutterbys.’ That works, too!

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