Family: Pieridae (Yellows-and-Whites)
Habitat: Gardens and parks, meadows, hedgerows and woodland clearings and edges.
Size: Length 23 mm (0.9 in).
Food: Cuckooflower, garlic mustard and other crucifers which contain glucosinolates. Also garden honesty, mignonette and sweet rocket.
Flight: Early April to late July.
One of the first butterflies to emerge in the spring.
The female lacks the orange tips and so looks like a white.