Latin name - Anthocharis cardamines
Flight period - April to July
Wingspan 4 to 5.2 cm, 1.6 to 2.1 inch.
The Orange-tip is one of the first species to emerge in spring that has not overwintered as an adult. The males are unmistakeable; white butterflies with half of the forewing bright orange and light grey wingtips. Females are white with black wing tips and can easily be confused with the Small White. However both male and female Orange-tips have mottled green underwings whilst Small Whites do not have underwing markings.