Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone - This fabulous butterfly is hardly missed in flight with it's brightly coloured yellow upper surface of the wings. But at rest, or feeding it becomes a master of disguise as in these two pictures. It resembles a leaf so well that it even has the spots like a disease on the leaf. Taken at Lough Key Co. Roscommon.

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