Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Salt and pepper butterfly

Cabbage white butterflies are probably the first we see in the spring, and the last we'll see as winter approaches. This one has been around for a while. Her* wings are torn, and many of the feathers have been rubbed off.

I've never seen one so speckled before. Age spots, maybe?

*I think it's a female. Males have one black spot on each upper wing, females have two.

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