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- Upper wings are white
- Forewings of both male and female show a single black spot, which is enclosed by the characteristic orange tip only on the male
- Hind under wing of both sexes, a confusion of green and white markings. In flight the female looks like a green-veined white but at rest, the under wing looks like lichen against a white background
Flowery meadows. Larvae feed on cuckooflower and garlic mustard. Throughout British Isles, except far north of Scotland.
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