Full scientific name:
Anthocharis cardamines (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as pupa.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
On the upper side of the forewing there is a dark tip. In males it continues in orange until the middle of the wing. Along the edge of the cell there is a dark spot, which is larger in the female. The upper side of the hindwing is white. In males, the underside of the forewing, in the discal and postdiscal zones is orange. There are green spots on the underside of the hindwing.
In sunny and warm weather, it rarely lands. The imago mostly feeds on the nectar of plants from the Brassicaceae family.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Woodlands and edges of woodland clearances. Elevations: 0-1500m.