04 May 2011

Butterfly eggs on Cuckooflower

(c) R.G. Smith
Richard Smith photographed this larva on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) near Welsh Moor on 28th April. It is either an Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines) or Green-veined White (Pieris napi) and can be seen eating its egg shortly after emerging; note the unhatched egg below.

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