The role of larval food resources and adult movement in the population dynamics of the orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines)

@article{Dempster1997TheRO,
  title={The role of larval food resources and adult movement in the population dynamics of the orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines)},
  author={Jacqueline Dempster},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={111},
  pages={549-556}
}
Numbers of the orange-tip butterfly were recorded on a permanent transect in Monks Wood National Nature Reserve between 1982 and 1993, together with numbers of its only larval food plant in the wood, Cardamine pratensis. Females of the butterfly lay their eggs on the newly opened flower heads of Cardamine and the larvae feed on the developing seed pods. They are extremely selective in their choice of plant for egg laying, choosing mainly large flower heads growing in open sunny locations… CONTINUE READING
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