Main: (Pieridae / Coliadinae)
58.013 [B&F: 1546] Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Common in rough grassland, scrub, hedgerows, roadside verges and damp woodland; 0-600 m (0-2500 m in Europe) throughout much of England, Wales and Ireland; mainland Europe and Scandinavia. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 52-60 mm. Larva feeds on Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn.

Flightime guide
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Adult
Larval

Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 4423
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 27
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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