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Cleopatra or Brimstone Portugal

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Old Saturday 1st June 2019, 10:41   #1
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Cleopatra or Brimstone Portugal

Would this a Cleopatra or a Brimstone butterfly? Taken in the Algarve flying in May. Hard for me to tell the difference.
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Definite male Cleo, look at all that orange on the forewing, you don't see that on Brimstone, females are trickier.
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Definite male Cleo, look at all that orange on the forewing, you don't see that on Brimstone, females are trickier.
Thanks for that Andy. I was hoping it was Cleo. Means a first for me. Thank you again.

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Definite male Cleo, look at all that orange on the forewing, you don't see that on Brimstone, females are trickier.
.... and often misidentified!
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