photo of a Green -veined White and an Orange -tip plus an egg, on Lady's Smock

Orange -Tip and Green-veined White and an Orange -tip egg. Photo. Mark Pike

Mark visited Motcombe Meadows on 25/04/19 and although overcast and windy he found this delightful scene.

An Orange-tip and a Green-veined White sharing a Lady’s Smock flower where an Orange-tip has laid a tiny orange egg.

This egg would have been a whitish colour when it was first laid a few days ago, before turning bright orange. Green-veined White eggs are whitish when laid and do not change colour.

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