Aurora time


This time of the year it’s the season of one of my favorite butterflies: the Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines). In many languages (German, Finnish and Swedish to name some) the species is called Aurora Butterfly.

I just want to share some of the shots I recently got from both male and female specimen. Note that, despite of its name, only the male carries the orange tip on its wings.

This year I also wanted to raise caterpillars of this species. In fact, I’ve already collected some eggs last weekend. I’ll drop some tips on how to track down eggs later on in a separate post.

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