Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Common Brimstone, Limonera

Gonepteryx rhamni

Description:

The male is sulphur yellow on the upper side and the female white with a greenish tinge but both have an orange spot in the centre of each wing. They never settle with their wings open and from the underside the sexes are more difficult to separate but the female is still paler. Their wing shape is unique and is designed to act as camouflage while they rest and during hibernation. G. rhamni is one of the longest lived butterflies, living up to thirteen months, although most of this time is spent in hibernation. As it is often the first butterfly to be seen in the spring, sometimes as early as January when hibernating adults are awoken on a sunny day.

Habitat:

Spotted on bramble, by a meadow

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length:90.0 mm.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

10 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks Liz

Liz Frisch
Liz Frisch 8 years ago

nice picture :-)

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

I changed the first picture

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Just added to "Mimetic Animals of the World" mission

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks Atul

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks Leuba

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

:-)!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

beautiful!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

beautiful shots arlanda.

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

O Saviñao, Galicia/Galiza, Spain

Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

Related Spottings

Cleopatra Common Brimstone Brimstone Cleopatra (male)

Nearby Spottings

Common bracken, helecho águila Greater Musk-mallow Amethyst Deceiver, lacaria amatista gorse, tojo

Reference

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team