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8th May 2007, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
Mottled leaf effect of underside of hindwing.


8th May 2007, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
Has brown markings at the very tip, a large identifying orange tip and a blackish hairy body but otherwise is mainly white.


24th April 2015, near the Barrel Inn, Bretton, White Peaks. Photo: © RWD
At last, one stayed put long enough for me to get near enough to take a photo of one! They must be more sensitive to movement than other butteflies I have photographed. On Dandelion.


Uniquely identifiable characteristics : the orange section on the very tip of the topside of each forewing. Flies in gardens, grassland and meadows, prefers feeding on flowers of the Brassicaceae Family, such as Cuckooflower (a cardamine from which it derives its latin name), Garlic Mustard, Honesty and many others.


  Anthocharis cardamines  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Pieridae  

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