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Large White - Pieris brassicae

By Mendipman  
Every year we plant Nasturtiums in pots to encourage the butterflies to lay eggs, each year we have plenty of caterpillars which then crawl off to pupate, often on to the wall of the house and under the windowsills, however this one decided that the underside of one of the patio chairs would make a good spot, I only noticed it when the butterfly had emerged so must have been there for at least a couple of weeks.

Only managed a couple of shots with butterfly and pupa case before the butterfly moved out of frame.

Best viewed large.

Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous upload of the Paper Wasp and especially to Andro (eyelevelphotographyuk) and Somnath (clicknimagine) for your User Awards, so very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Sunset Butterflies Summer Wildlife Nature Macro Close White Butterfly Close-up Natural Grey Evening Close up Lepidoptera Somerset Chrysalis August Details Detail Fresh Magnified Natural light Large white Emerging Pieris brassicae Back garden Axbridge Detailed Mariposa Magnify Emergence Wildlife and nature Papillon Pieridae Imago Heath McDonald Mendip Wildlife Photography Lepidopteran Lepidopterans

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8 Jan 2020 7:39PM
Excellent capture Heath, great detail,
8 Jan 2020 7:46PM
Beautiful image.

8 Jan 2020 8:05PM
Great image. Well captured.
8 Jan 2020 9:25PM
Amazing to see, and shutter speed 0.3 sec. very fine shot.

Dave 🙂
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
8 Jan 2020 9:31PM
An exquisite image---and so unusual to show both the pupa and butterfly. The pupa case is beautiful!
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2020 9:54PM
An unusual shot of this butterfly and pupa, so glad you spotted it.

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