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|Due to their camouflage Orange tips mate in April or May. At this time the male orange tips (can be observed frequently at hedges and in meadows on their search for the shy and inconspicuous females. Oviposition of the fertilized females takes place separately (in rarer cases in small groups) do you mean that the eggs are usually la...|
...eferred food plants of the caterpillars, such as the cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis), bittercress (Cardamine amara), garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and many different Brassicaceae (in former times: Cruciferae). From the latter the female orange tip clearly prefer dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis), although this offers little food for the larvae. They prefer to visit plants in damp and half shady biotopes. Food plants are chosen particularly because of their ethereal oil (mustard ...
...nd half shady biotopes. Food plants are chosen particularly because of their ethereal oil (mustard oil) content, which the females detect using chemosensors, which are on their forelegs. In order to avoid egg laying on the same plant by other orange tips, the female leaves odoriferous substances (pheromones) on the leaves.
|The orange tip has a wingspan of 35-50 mm. The upper sides of the wings of both sexes are white. The outermost part of the forewings is grey to black-grey in the females, and orange in the males. This orange mark is characteristic of the species hence their name In the centre of the upper side of the forewings is a black spot, which is somewhat smaller on the males. The colouring of the underside of the forewings is roughly the same as the upper si...|
|Some examples of natural enemies of orange tip caterpillar are tachina flies (Tachinidae) and braconids (Braconidae), which lay their eggs inside the caterpillars. After hatching, the larvae eat their host from inside out. At the end of July or in early August the caterpillars pupate wit...|
...-green, later yellowish-brown or grey brown, and are shaped like a boat with a crescent-shaped head, which looks like a thorn on a plant. At the end of March or in early April, after approximately 10 months of rest in the pupal state, the adult orange tips hatch. The orange tip was Butterfly of the Year in 2004.
|The abdomen is long and flat and predominantly orange in colouron the upper surface and sides. The underside is black and only orange at the outer edges. The wing covers are black. They are finely haired which makes them appear lightly powdered. The legs are relatively long and also hairy. Their outer surface is black in colour and the inner surface is orange. Cantharis fusca can be confused with other soldier beetles (eg Cantharis annularis, Cantharis pellucida and Cantharis rustica). |
|Adult Polyommatus icarus reach wingspans of 25 - 35 mm. Males and females vary greatly in terms of their colouration. In the males, the upper surface of the wings is blue with black and white edges, while in the females it is brown with orange markings. In both sexes the underside of the wings has black spots and the edges are marked with orange half moon shapes. |
|...e. It is widespread in Europe, North Africa and North and Central America. Adult Vanessa atalanta reach wingspans of 50 - 65 mm. The surface of the wings is a velvety black colour. The tips of the forewings have white spots which are separated by an orange stripe. The hindwings have an orange edge. The underside has black, blue and dark brown speckles. |
|The orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines) is a butterfly belonging to the genus Anthocharis in the order Lepidoptera, the suborder Glossata, the superfamily Papilionoidea, the family Pieridae, the subfamily Pierinae and the tribe Anthocharini. Scientifi...|
... Lepidoptera, the suborder Glossata, the superfamily Papilionoidea, the family Pieridae, the subfamily Pierinae and the tribe Anthocharini. Scientific synonyms for Anthocharis cardamines are: Anthochares cardamines and Anthocaris cardamines. Orange tip have several sub-species to which belong: Anthocharis cardamines progressa, Anthocharis cardamines septentionalis, Anthocharis cardamines phoenissa, Anthocharis cardamines alexandra, Anthocharis cardamines hibernica, Anthocharis cardamines kore...
|The males are clearly identifiable due to their colouring, however female orange tips can be confused with other species such as the eastern bath white (Pontia edusa),the small white (Pieris rapae), the mountain dappled white (Euchloe simplonia), Anthocharis damone, Pontia daplidice or Anthocharis euphenoides.
Orange tips live on both, dry meadow rangesand damp meadows or pastures at heights of up to 1500 metres. They can be seen in bright, damp forest, at the edges of damp forest, at small lakes, in brook valleys, at river banks or dykes, in moorlands, in b...|
|The eggs are fusiform (tapered at both ends) and initially white in colour, later bright orange, then red. After 4-12 days the caterpillars hatch. They are elongated and reach body lengths of 30-35 mm. Young larvae up to the 2nd moulting are reddish-yellow which changes to yellowish brown, in the 3rd to 4th larval stage. above whitish-...|
...whitish-green and laterally known with fine-grained black dotting (warts). At the end of the last larval stage they are cyan in colour with a dark-green underside. The caterpillar has little green feet. Due to its appearance the caterpillar of the orange tip can be confused with that of the common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni), but can however be distinguished by its black warts. The caterpillar lives from June to August on its food plants, where it eats the flowers and the developi...
|...ui reach wing spans of 45-60 mm. Their forewings have black tips with white spots which bear a certain resemblance to the wing tips of the red admiral (Vanessa atalanta). The base of the forewings is yellowish brown. The inner area of the wing is orange with black patches. The pattern on the forewings’ underside is a distinctly paler version of that on the upper surface. On the upper edge (of the forewings’ upper surface) there are 2 large bright spots. The black area on the wing tips can ...|
...underside is a distinctly paler version of that on the upper surface. On the upper edge (of the forewings’ upper surface) there are 2 large bright spots. The black area on the wing tips can be interspersed or mottled with brown or shades from orange to red.
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