Butterflies - Mid Wales

Orange tip butterfly

A herald of Spring. The Orange tip is one of our daintiest butterflies. It is a restless species and both sexes range far from their original caterpillar area. This is one of our first species to be seen on the wing in April.

Name: Orange Tip

Latin: Anthocharis cardamines

Family: Pieridae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Cuckoo flower