Sunday, April 2, 2017
Beach Report, Sunday 04/02/17
Falcate Orangetip butterfly in the roadside weeds. This butterfly only appears for a few weeks in spring, before most of the other butterflies (My 2017 year's count is 6 species). It's easily mistaken for that weed among butterflies, the Cabbage White, which is also out now, but it's a hair smaller and flies a little differently. Only the males have the orange tips that give it the name, but both sexes have the black scallop markings on the wings, and a marbled pattern underneath.