Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines
The Orange-tip is found in many habitats including hedgerows, along roadside verges, gardens, damp meadows and edges of woods.
Males are unmistakeable with the large orange tips to their forewings and can be easily identified, even in flight. Females, however, can be confused with Small and Green-veined Whites but the underwings of both male and female are very characteristic with their dappled green and white pattern.
There is normally only one generation a year. Adults emerge in the third week of April, but can be earlier, and the flight period usually continues until mid-June.
Eggs are laid singly on Cuckooflower, Garlic Mustard and other crucifers.