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Hello from Scotland
Dear Bugman,
Wow, what a fun website. I’m an Kentuckian living in Scotland. I thought I’d send you pictures of two of the most lovely and most plentiful butterflies from over here, The Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) and the Peacock (Inachis io). It is easy to tell which is which. Here’s my question: Is there a new world type of Orange Tip? I feel like I’ve seen very similar looking butterflies in Central Kentucky.
Thanks a million!
-Drew Hammond

Hi Drew,
Thanks for sending your photos. Yes, there are several species of Orange Tips, also in the genus Anthocharis, in the new world.

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