Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines

One of my very favourite butterflies the male Orange-tip, named so for obvious reasons.

May 2018, banks of the River Severn, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England. © Pete Hillman

21 thoughts on “Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines

    • Thank you, Anne 🙂 I have seen a few around and about this year but this is the first time I have managed to get a shot in, and this was awkward because of the angle and vegetation.


  1. What an unusual butterfly and so clearly seen among the green leaves. Are those Comfrey flowers I see in the image? The shape reminds me of them.

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  2. Last night on our public TV channel I watched a fascinating program called “Sex, Lies, and Butterflies.” If you ever have the opportunity to see this, I think you would really enjoy it. Their excellent photography and explanations showed the life cycles of various butterflies and a migration that is bigger than the monarchs (by Painted Ladies type).

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