A yellow butterfly with some brown, black and white markings nectaring on a yellow flower

Clouded Yellow. Photo: George McCabe

View of a yellow butterfly with black markings resting on a yellow flower

Clouded Yellow. Photo: George McCabe

George sent us these photos with the following comments:

I was at Lorton Meadow, Weymouth, today 15/09/2020 and was struggling to spot anything when a Clouded Yellow appeared and landed on a yellow flower. l thought l would get a quick picture as they normally seem to like you to chase them, but it just sat there and moved to other flowers close by. 

Editor’s Note:  George also managed to get the bottom photo which caught the upper-side normally only seen in flight and this told him it was a female (the dotted yellow spots in the black wing margins are diagnostic). George only sent this second photo to us for information saying that it was too blurry to be used but as I felt it highlighted an important feature in the ID of this butterfly I would include it.

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