After yesterday’s post about the male of the species Emily asked how you tell the sexes apart and as it happens I did photograph a female yesterday as well as the male and it is raining today so here we go.
This was our male Butterfly.
The amount of brown on the upper side of the wing can vary quite a lot but I think that this colour is pretty typical this next picture is another female taken several years ago. It is about the same colour.
Anyway since I started following Emily’s blog (where you can learn a lot about Bee keeping) I have revised my plan to keep Bees in my kitchen cupboard when the Butterflies go and I am now considering Spiders 🙂