Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

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Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby Wurzel » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:17 pm

Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Week 18

The end of this series is fast approaching :( but that means the season will soon be upon us :D !

Please could I ask that everyone waits until a topic has been opened by me for a particular species before posting photos - just to make it easier to organise and keep everything on track so that we can enjoy this throughout the winter months? Of course our overseas members are very welcome to fill in the obvious gaps relating to rare UK migrants. As like last year details of locations, dates, times and circumstances would be welcome as would any accompanying stories and anecdotes or other observations of behaviour and interesting other points.

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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby MikeOxon » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:29 pm

I suppose that few people set out specifically to look for Small Whites. I saw this particularly fresh specimen during a visit to Aston Rowant NNR. The underside of the wing shows a remarkable amount of fine hairs.

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Aston Rowant NNR - 26th August 2016
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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby Goldie M » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:29 am

My photos were taken in my Garden on 5th Aug/23rd Sept, considering the bad weather we had last year
which affected most Butterflies badly, the Small White did very well and were the most frequently seen in our area, certainly in my Garden. Goldie :D
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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby bugboy » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:29 pm

A nice backlit individual from Malling Down gets my vote
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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby millerd » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:07 pm

Not an easy butterfly to approach - its Green-veined cousins seem more approachable. A steady trickle of Small Whites appeared locally, from early April until late September - though early on, many suspects turned out to be female Orange Tips. Here is one early example and one late one. The former is almost lacking its black spots.
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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby Allan.W. » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:42 pm

Didn,t take too many Small White shots,in 2016 but saw them in large numbers ,particularly at coastal sites such as Reculver and Dungeness, and also on Romney and Walland marshes,This one was taken early evening in late summer at Dungeness ,and although the picture doesn,t show it too well,it appeared very Yellow, my son spotted it, and his first words were " theres a yellow one here dad !" I,d say it was a very fresh individual. Regards Allan.W.
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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby Wurzel » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Small White

This was taken on the same day as my Fave Small Tort but earlier on. I was at Five Rivers and having wandered round and enjoyed numerous Small Torts and Peacocks it was nice to also add Small White to the day list. This was my Fave as it was a cracking close up and I liked the way that it really showed off the black and yellow scales that give this butterfly it’s creamy, lemony hue.

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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby David M » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:41 pm

My first Small White of the year was seen at the bottom of Kilvey Hill in Swansea on 17th April:

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Re: Small White - Favourite Photo 2016

Postby Neil Freeman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:04 pm

As is often the case with this species, I saw more Small Whites flying about in 2016 than I actually photographed. One of the few that I did take was this nice clean looking male seen in my garden in late May.

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Small White - Coverdale 27.05.2016


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