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Mar 12, 2013 5:30 PM

Is this Brimstone Powdered? (It shouldn't be!)

I photographed this butterfly last year in central Spain. It seems to me that the hind wing has the characteristic scalloping of a Powdered Brimstone (Gonepteryx farinosa) but that would put it well outside the published range.


The butterfly does have a large chunk of the hind wing missing next to the scalloping but the scalloped edge seems to be intact. So is this an abberation or an out of range specimen?



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