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Brimstone - Gonepteryx rhamni

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1546
Agassiz No.: 58.013

The Brimstone has spread in recent years. When this butterflies roost among foliage, the angular shape and the strong veining of their wings closely resemble leaves. There is a view that the word 'butterfly' originates from the yellow colour of male Brimstones.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

Flight Times


More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.