Todays post is of a Cleopatra butterfly. This species is extremely similar to our native Brimstone butterfly in the UK, but unlike ours, the Cleopatra also occurs on the Balearic Islands where I photographed this one. The underside of the Cleopatra and Brimstone are almost identical but wait until it flies and you get a flash of orange from the upperside of the Cleopatra.
Cleopatra butterfly, Gonepteryx cleopatra, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Oct, 2011.
Canon 1d MkIV with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens.