Cryptic Wood White - Favourite Photo of 2015

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Cryptic Wood White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby Wurzel » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:46 pm

Cryptic Wood White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Week 4

So continues sequence of posts giving one and all the opportunity to showcase their favourite shots of 2015!

I always get caught out by this species - should I run a 'Species fave shot' post or should I lump it in with Wood White? Well it seems releasing it as a 'Bonus' (so 4 fave posts in a week rather than 3) seems the best way of doing it. :D

Please could I ask that everyone waits until a topic has been opened by me for a particular species before posting photos? 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.

Have a goodun

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Re: Cryptic Wood White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby David M » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:43 pm

It's a British Isles species, Wurzel, so it has to be included.

Other than Pete Eeles, however, I don't know of anyone on here who's actually seen this butterfly lately.

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Re: Cryptic Wood White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby essexbuzzard » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:12 pm

I Have! :D

After a wait of several years,I had the pleasure of visiting Northern Ireland in June this year,and (with a little help from Pete!) visited Craigavon Lakes to see Cryptic Wood Whites.

In reality,Cryptic Wood White,as their name suggests,look on the face of it exactly the same as our own Wood Whites, although their habitat and action are different. They are probably worth seeing only for completeness,and as an excuse to visit this beautiful part of our country.

The cold May,which was frustrating at times,probably helped me here,delaying their emergence. My visit in June may otherwise had been just too late for it in a warm year,so i was lucky!
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Re: Cryptic Wood White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby David M » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:19 pm

Ten out of ten, Buzzard!! :D

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Re: Cryptic Wood White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby MikeOxon » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:56 pm

A very informative post essexbuzzard, especially as you've included habitat shots - certainly not like 'regular' Wood White territory!

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