Damp hedgerows, wet meadows, woodland edges.
Crucifers (incl Lady's smock).
45-52mm (1.77 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]
This species is one of the earlier butterfly species on the wing, seen in April.
The male has large orange patches at its wingtips. The female has black patches and is similar to the Small White.
The underside of both sexes exhibits a mottled green pattern.