Anthocharis cardamines is a common resident. It is mostly found either on Cardamine pratensis in damp grasslands, or on Alliaria petiolata in lightly shaded woodland edges. It flies in one generation from mid-April until the end of May and hibernates as a pupa. Although the species appears to be expanding in the coastal dunes and northern part of the country, it is becoming scarcer in the centre of the Netherlands. Numbers seem to have remained stable since the beginning of the 20th century; data from the Dutch Monitoring Scheme confirm this for the years after 1992.
Wynhoff, I., Swaay, C. van, Groenendijk, D., Bosveld, M., Bos, F.
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