Anthocharis cardamines - Orange Tip

Anthocharis-cardamines-orange-tip | PTKbutterflies
Anthocharis-cardamines-orange-tip | PTKbutterflies
Anthocharis-cardamines-orange-tip | PTKbutterflies

I don't need to leave home to see this one, it breeds locally and is always a brilliant harbinger of spring, one of the earliest species to emerge here.

 

All these shots were taken at home where it lends itself to butterfly photography as it settles down to roost on tall plants in the evening sun.

Anthocharis-cardamines-orange-tip | PTKbutterflies
Anthocharis-cardamines-orange-tip | PTKbutterflies