Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Pieridae   Checklist Number: 58.003

Anthocharis cardamines  Linnaeus, 1758


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