Warmer weather over the past few weeks has produced far more sightings of butterflies compared to the same period last year when it was wet and cold. One little charmer that wanders the countryside, along hedgerows and through our gardens is the Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines). The males emerge about a week before the females and this male one was visiting Green Alkanet.
Now if you thought the upper-wing colour is distinctive then just check out the elaborate under-wing pattern below.
Linking to SATURDAYS CRITTERS.