The life stages of the Orange Tip butterfly

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April 2016: Spotlight on.. Orange Tip butterfly

The attractive and unmistakable male Orange Tip butterfly (Anthocaris cardamines) is one of the first to emerge in the spring from its pupa (chrysalis). Within the pupa it has been metamorphosing from a caterpillar into a butterfly since June or July the previous year. Females emerge a week or so later, ensuring that there are […]

Posted 18 April 2016 | Categories: Spotlight on... | Tags: butterfly, Cuckoo Plant flower, Garlic Mustard, Orange Tip Butterfly