Pieridae: Coliadinae

1546 (ABH58.013) Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni, (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
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 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
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Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
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Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Pupa, Hemingford Grey, 22-07-2013
Pupa, Hemingford Grey, 22-07-2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Pupa about to hatch, Hemingford Grey, 22-07-2013
Pupa about to hatch, Hemingford Grey, 22-07-2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 60-74mm
Foodplant(s): Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Flying: One generation, July-June (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Scrubby grassland, woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 225 (83.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in February 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 January to 22 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 08 May to 26 June



Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5