By trevsastar

Day 102/20. An Orange-Tip butterfly (Male)

This Male Orange-Tip butterfly was trapped in our greenhouse today. I rescued it into my little specimen box and then photographed it. (See extra picture for the complete insect). And then released it. So no butterflies were harmed in the making of these pictures.
The Orange-Tip is only orange tipped in the male, the female has black tips.
They are very common around us here. Interestingly, in a quirk of nature, the females only lay single eggs as the caterpillars of the Orange-Tip are cannibalistic.

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