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Anthocaris cardamines, (Linnaeus, 1758) »

The Orange Tip is one of the most obvious spring butterflies. Adults can be seen in April, May and June in wet grassland, parks and gardens and open woods. The orange wing tips are only present on the male butterfly, the female has black and white wings and is very similar to the much more abundant Green-veined White. Both sexes have beautiful green and black mottling on the hind wing.

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Anthocaris cardamines
(Orange Tip)

Anthocaris cardamines

© Robert Thompson

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