Gonepteryx cleopatra - Cleopatra

Gonepteryx-cleopatra-cleopatra | PTKbutterflies
Gonepteryx-cleopatra-cleopatra | PTKbutterflies

The orange on the forewing of this large Brimstone species is quite obvious in flight. I have struggled to take photographs many times, but seldom been allowed to take such shots as these, as it is a stong and restlessly active flyer. Absolutely worth the effort to achieve a butterfly photo.