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

    1. Thank you, Sally 🙂 Yes one of the easier ones to id, although the whiter female can get confused with other Whites at times. One I always love to see 🙂

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    1. 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.

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  1. I tried so often to catch one of these wonderful butterflies, but they are always in a hurry. I’m glad you catched one!

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  2. 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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    1. You certainly know your flowers, Vicky! Yes they are Comfrey, just trying to pin down the species. Thank you 🙂

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  3. 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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    1. Thank you, Jill 🙂 It was a tricky one because of the angle and plants were partially obscuring the view. I couldn’t go round it because there was a fence there.

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