Pieridae: Pierinae

07000 Green-veined White Pieris napi, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1551 (ABH58.008)

Christophstal, July 2013
Christophstal, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards


General InformationOverwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 40-52mm
Foodplant(s): Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale), water-cresses (Nasturtium spp.), Charlock (Sinapis arvensis), Large Bitter-cress (Cardamine amara), Wild Cabbage (Brassica oleracea), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), crucifers (Cruciferae)
Flying: Two generations, late April-mid June and late June-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Damp hedgerows, ditches, riverbanks, lakes, ponds damp meadows and other damp places.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in August 2013

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 02 June to 18 August

Similar Species
Male, Christophstal, May 2013
Male, Christophstal, May 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines
Christophstal, July 2013
Christophstal, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Large White Pieris brassicae
Christophstal, July 2013
Christophstal, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small White Pieris rapae


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5