Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Anthocharis cardamines Linnaeus, 1758
Orange-tip

Family: Pieridae
Checklist Number: 58.003

Only two record up to 2014, both from Lews Castle grounds. It likes woodland rides and edges with damp marshy ground and ditches. It has spread rapidly northwards in recent years and we can anticipate a colony becoming established. On the wing from April to mid-June

Several crucifers are used, with a fondness for Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis and Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata

Anthocharis cardamines
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