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Old Wednesday 28th August 2019, 20:45   #1
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Hi can anyone give me any info on this beauty?
Found in Warwickshire UK a few days ago and have no ideas

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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 05:43   #2
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Gosh. I'm a bit mindblown by that myself, as I have no idea. Will be interested to hear what others say. But just wanted to say had a quick run through your flickr gallery and enjoyed a fantastic array of brilliant wildlife shots. Well done.

As bizarre as it sounds, the shape and structure of the wings look Green-veined White-ish to me?

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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 09:32   #3
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Surely this has to be an escape from somewhere?
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 12:12   #4
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Surely this has to be an escape from somewhere?
My thoughts too - doesn't fit with any butterfly recorded in the UK, or even Europe AFAIK.
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 14:14   #5
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To me it doesn't look like something that would be part of the livestock of a butterfly farm.
To me it could just be a Small White where something has 'gone wrong' during the pupation/emergence, giving the underside of the wings this intense colour . The wings have also not expanded properly, hinting at an emergence issue, as with the black spots at the end if the viens (genetic problem or leakage when explanding?).
Quite stunning regardless.
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Old Friday 30th August 2019, 10:28   #6
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Anyone else see this recently

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I did see that a few days ago- quite striking. There was also an amazing Painted Lady aberration doing the rounds too, that would have got many scratching their heads if they came across it.
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Thanks for all the replies, interesting 😊
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For anyone that's interested in this ID it has now been confirmed that its a Mylothris species from Africa.
Escapee from Stratford butterfly farm that they are aware of and will try and catch it before the cold kills it.
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Very interesting - I wish it had come in my direction. A great find and a great picture.
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For anyone that's interested in this ID it has now been confirmed that its a Mylothris species from Africa.
Escapee from Stratford butterfly farm that they are aware of and will try and catch it before the cold kills it.
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