Pieridae: Pierinae

1553 (ABH58.003) Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06973

Male, Woodwalton Farm
Male, Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Male, Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Female, Hemingford Grey
Female, Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Male, Great Staughton
Male, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey 19th April 2011.
Hemingford Grey 19th April 2011.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 19th April 2011
Hemingford Grey, 19th April 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
On Cuckoo Flower, Freudenstadt, Germany, June 2013
On Cuckoo Flower, Freudenstadt, Germany, June 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 40mm to 52mm
Foodplant(s): Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Charlock (Sinapis arvensis), Hairy Rock-cress (Arabis hirsuta), Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale), Large Bitter-cress (Cardamine amara), Turnip (Brassica rapa), winter-cresses (Barbarea spp.)
Flying: One generation, April-mid June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

 Meadows, woodland clearings and riverbanks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 257 (95.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 March to 02 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 June to 16 June

Recorded date range (Pupa): 02 October to 02 October

Recorded date range (Egg): 27 May to 27 May

Similar Species
Hemingford Grey, May 2005, (male).
Hemingford Grey, May 2005, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Green-veined White Pieris napi


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