Amongst the various white butterflies going about at the moment, the orange tip is the most showy. The male has orange at the ends of his wings, and both male and female have patterned green and white markings on their underwings. The larvae feed on garlic mustard, honesty, cuckooflower and other plants in the crucifer family. Neither the orange tip nor the green veined white are garden pests, unlike the large white and the small white butterflies whose caterpillars make a mess of the cabbage family leaves.