Butterflies around Torphins Wood 2

Maniola jurtina, meadow brown.

Maniola jurtina, meadow brown butterfly, in a characteristic pose in grass

The caterpillar feeds on grasses at night and is rarely seen, the adult flies from mid june to August, and is common in a wide variety of habitats.

Adult wingspan is 4.4 - 5.0 cm.

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Ringlet, Aphantopus hyperanthus

Ringlet butterfly, Aphantopus hyperanthus

Adults fly in July and August found in damp meadows, along paths and woodland edges.

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Pieris brassicae, Cabbage white, or large white butterfly

Pieris brassicae, Cabbage white butterfly, male, female, drawing showing different wing patterns

Pieris brassicae chrysalis

Pieris brassica caterpillar, cabbage white caterpillar

Pieris brassicae eggs

Eggs and caterpillars are found on plants in the cabbage family from May throughout the summer. Adults are found in a wide variety of habitats.

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The Speckled wood, Pararge aegeria

Speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria

Found in sunny woodland areas

Adults fly April, May and late summer.

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Orange tip, Anthocharis cardamines (female)

Orange tip Anthocharis cardamines, butterfly female

Flies from April to June

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Orange tip Anthocharis cardamines, butterfly female

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