Wingspan: 60 - 74mm
Male bright yellow with distinctive leaf shaped wing profile, female much paler whitish-green.
The peak flight periods are April / May and again in August, but this butterfly can be seen in most months of the year.
Larval Food Plants
Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
The Brimstone can be found in many habitats including woodland, downland, roadside verges & gardens
Resident and widespread.
Commonly seen throughout Wiltshire.
Earliest county record 1st January 2000
Latest county record
28th December 2006 Bentley Wood (Sue Walker)