Sunday Quiz – Ladies and Gentlemen….The Answers!

Male gatekeeper (underside)

Dear Readers, can I have a big round of applause for Mike at Alittlebitoutoffocus who got 30 out of 30 for this week’s quiz. I didn’t think anyone would manage to get all of the answers correct, so very well done!

Dear Readers, here are the answers to Sunday’s quiz, which I think was a stinker if you also decided to try for the sex of the butterflies. The answers are below, and if you look at the photos, you’ll see that I’ve included a photo of the opposite sex, where relevant.

1) h) Clouded yellow (Colias croceus) – Male

2) i) Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) – Female

3) j) Large white (Pieris brassicae) – Female

4)m) Small white (Pieris rapae) – Male

5) o) Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines) – Female

6) g) Purple emperor (Apatura iris) – Male

7) f) Painted lady (Vanessa cardui) – Both sexes the same

8) k) Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) – Both sexes the same

9) n) Small pearl-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene) – Female

10) e) Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) – Female

11) c) Camberwell beauty (Nymphalis antiopa) – Both sexes the same

12) b) Brown hairstreak (Thecla betulae) – Female

13) a) Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) – Female

14) l) Adonis blue (Polyommatus bellargus) – Male

15) d) Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) – Male

Photo One by By Hectonichus - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56275091

1) h) Clouded yellow (Colias croceus) – male

Photo 1)ii by Colin Knight from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=15605

1) ii Clouded yellow – female

Photo 2 from https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/brimstone

2) i) Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) – female

Photo 2 ii) by Neil Hulme from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=22501

2) ii – Brimstone male

Photo Three by By I, S Sepp, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2439462

3) j) Large white (Pieris brassicae) – female

Photo 3 ii) by Dave Miller from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=14552

3) ii Large white – male

Photo Four by Zeynel Cebeci / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

4)m) Small white (Pieris rapae) – male

Photo 4 ii) by Vince Massimo from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=14119

4) ii Small white – female

Photo Five by Jessica Towne / CC0

5) o) Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines) – female

Photo 5) ii) by Mike Skittrall from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=20406

5) ii – Orange tip – male

Photo Six by I, Rosenzweig / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

6) g) Purple emperor (Apatura iris) – male

Photo Six ii) by Mark Colvin from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=15226

6) ii Purple emperor – female

Photo Seven by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

7) f) Painted lady (Vanessa cardui) – both sexes the same

Photo Eight by By Jörg Hempel, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27756983

8) k) Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) – both sexes the same

Photo Nine by Neil Hulme, from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=23493

9) n) Small pearl-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene) – female

Photo 9) ii by Neil Hulme from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=24983

9) ii – small pearl-bordered fritillary – male

Photo Ten by Pauline Richards, from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=15133

10) e) Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) – Female

Photo 10 ii) by Pauline Richards from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=15134

10) ii – Silver-washed fritillary – male

Photo Eleven by Paul Olive, from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=4714

11)c) Camberwell beauty (Nymphalis antiopa) – both sexes the same

Photo Twelve by Neil Hulme from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=15616

12)b) Brown hairstreak (Thecla betulae) Female

Photo 12)ii by Pauline Richards from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=15580

12) ii – Brown hairstreak – male

Photo Thirteen by Neil Freeman from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=22480

13)a) Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) – Female

Photo 13)ii by Nick Ballard from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=14474

13)ii- Holly blue male

Photo Fourteen by Neil Hulme from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=16082

14) l) Adonis blue (Polyommatus bellargus) – male

Photo 14 ii) by Neil Hulme from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=14001

14) ii) Adonis blue female

Photo Fifteen by Neil Freeman from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=13841

15)d) Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) – male

Photo Fifteen ii) by Mark Colvin, from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=11232

15)ii – Gatekeeper, female

Photo Credits

Photo 1 by By Hectonichus – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56275091

Photo 1)ii by Colin Knight from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=15605

Photo 2 from https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/brimstone

Photo 2 ii) by Neil Hulme from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=22501

Photo Three by By I, S Sepp, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2439462

Photo 3 ii) by Dave Miller from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=14552

Photo Four by Zeynel Cebeci / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Photo 4 ii) by Vince Massimo from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/album_photo.php?id=14119

 

7 thoughts on “Sunday Quiz – Ladies and Gentlemen….The Answers!

      1. Alittlebitoutoffocus

        Thank you Anne and Viv for your kind words. Until now I was quite happy just to identify the butterfly (and I’m sure I still get some wrong) but henceforth I shall be doing my best to include the sex too (where relevant of course). So it’s been both educational (for me) and inspiring. 😊

  1. FEARN

    Stunning collection of pictures.That Camberwell Beauty is something to behold – as they all are (except the cabbage whites). Is it true that you only get blue butterflies on chalk. Certainly I would notice one if I ever saw it in Scotland.

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      1. Alittlebitoutoffocus

        I’ve just had a quick flick through my Collins Butterfly Guide at the distribution of the ‘blues’ and you should be able to see a Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) anywhere in Scotland. There are 2 others, but they are only found to the east of Scotland and both are mostly brown! They are the Small Blue (Cupido minimus) and the Mountain Argus (Aricia artaxerxes). Chalkhill Blues are only seen in the SE of England and the Holly Blues are mainly in Wales and the south of England, (i.e. south of a line from say Fleetwood to Scarborough excluding the Pennine area. The Small Blues are very small (no bigger than your little finger nail when the wings are closed up) and quite hard to spot. You might also easily mistake one for a small moth.

  2. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    Well, my gast is truly flabbered! I was pretty confident about which one was which, but I’m amazed I got all the sexes right. It feels great to actually win one of these quizzes, so many thanks for setting them. I shall celebrate this evening with a beer or two! 😊 Cheers! 🍻

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