Papilionoidea

Pierinae

Imago
Genus
Anthocharis
Species
cardamines
Author/Year
Linnaeus, 1758
English Vernacular
Orange Tip
French Vernacular
Aurore
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 40-48mm

Imago: Very common here in the damp meadows, edges of woodland and in our garden.

Larva: Feeds on Cruciferous plants such as garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale), cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis), charlock (Sinapsis arvensis) and watercress (Nasturtium officianle)

Overwinter: As a pupa

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