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Gonepteryx Rhamni

Fresh Common brimstone feeding on a heartleaf oxeye (Telekia speciosa) on August 18. Uzana, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

“The word butterfly, which means ‘butter coloured’ insect, was probably first used to describe this butterfly, lately being called the brimstone after the sulphur colour of its wings”, The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Butterflies and Moths (by Sally Morgan)

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