Holly blue butterfly video


This 12 July 2016 video from the Veluwe region in the Netherlands shows a holly blue butterfly.

Butterfly leaves cocoon, video


This video says about itself:

11 November 2016

The transition from caterpillar to butterfly is a process that consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Observe one caterpillar as it develops into a gorgeous winged insect.

From: MICRO MONSTERS WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: Courtship.

Gulf fritillary butterfly video


This video from the USA says about itself:

1 November 2016

Beautiful Gulf Fritillary or “Passion” Butterfly – bright orange catches your eye and the 3 little white dots on each fore-wing are the clincher. Watch for a guest appearance by a spider!

The Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus), is a brightly colored butterfly common across extreme southern portions of the United States. At home in most open, sunny habitats, it frequents roadsides, disturbed sites, fields, open woodlands, pastures, yards, and parks. It is a regular in most butterfly gardens, including those in more urban settings.

Alcon blue butterflies, their life cycle


This 9 November 2016 video, in Dutch with English subtitles, is about Alcon blue butterflies and their life cycle in national park De Hoge Veluwe in the Netherlands.

Wildlife in Austria, video


This summer 2016 video shows butterflies and other wildlife in the Kaunertal valley in Austria.

Butterflies on video


This video shows a northern brown argus butterfly in Austria.

This video shows a brown argus butterfly in the Netherlands.

This July 2016 video shows a black-veined white butterfly in the Pitztal valley in Austria.

Southern small white butterflies conquer Dutch province


This video from Switzerland is about a southern white butterfly.

On Sunday, September 27th, 2015 the first ever southern small white butterfly in the Netherlands was observed at the Fort Sint Pieter in Maastricht in Limburg province.

Since that time, now, in October 2016, 105 southern small whites have been observed, at various places in the south of Limburg province.

This species used to live only high up rocky mountains, in, eg, Switzerland, Morocco.

Recently, to their surprise, biologists found it had extended its biotope to rock gardens around Zürich, and was common there. There are many rock gardens in many countries, making it possible for the species to spread further.

For the, often subtle, differences between white butterfly species, see here.