Steve Banks

Steve Banks

Posted on 07/01/2014


Photo taken on August  8, 2013


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butterfly
thistle
feeding
Brimstone


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Digging deep

Digging deep
A male Brimstone feeds on a thistle flower with his wings closed. The upper wings are brilliant yellow in flight to attract a mate, this is the unique green leaf-shape when feeding or resting (and hibernating).

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Roy Lowry
Roy Lowry
Excellent macro shot.
3 years ago.
tarboat
tarboat
Lovely insect,always a pleasure to see Brimstones.
3 years ago.