58.003 .... B&F 1553
Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....Common along country lanes and edges of woodland. There seems to have been no real long term change to the status of the Orange Tip in Nottinghamshire over the past century and this delightful butterfly is still one of our most widespread native species. Perhaps only rivalled by the first male Brimstone of the year, the sight of the male Orange Tip flying along a woodland ride or hedgerow, is the surest sign of Spring to many people.
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Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter May 2016
 
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Photographed at Eakring village May 2010
 
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Photographed at Eakring Flash April 2003
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orange Tip 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Pauline Bradford. Nottingham City Council. Wil Heeney. Steve Horne. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Peter Acton. Damian Taylor.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2019

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