Orange-tip

Anthocharis cardamines

Summary 3

Anthocharis cardamines, the orange tip, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.
On the wing in April and May. Males have distinctive orange wing tips, females are white with grey/black wing tip markings. Both sexes have mottled underwings. Caterpillars feed on Lady Smock or Garlic Mustard .
Common at several sites in and around Buxton and may be seen in gardens.

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  1. (c) Martin Grimm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3518784
  2. (c) buxton-lindsey, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lindsey Hambleton Wakefield, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/73995010
  3. Adapted by Lindsey Hambleton Wakefield from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthocharis_cardamines

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