Anthocharis cardamines (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Pieridae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 19-24mm, Wingspan: 35-45mm; Proboscis Length: 11-12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
May - June
(4 - 12 Days)
May - July July - May March - June
(Earliest: 2.4)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Many Brassicaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Brassicaceae Nectar

Bellis perennis Nectar

Tussilago farfara Nectar

Viola palustris Nectar

Ajuga reptans Nectar

Oxalis acetosella Nectar
Parasitoids:
Hyposoter ebeninus Larva

Phryxe nemea Larva

Phryxe vulgaris Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Anthocharis cardamines
UK Butterflies Orange Tip
Nature Spot: Orange Tip - Anthocharis cardamines
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Anthocharis cardamines
Lepiforum: Anthocharis cardamines


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