Pieridae: Pierinae

06998 Small White Pieris rapae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1550 (ABH58.007)

Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 5th June 2011.
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 5th June 2011.
 Photo © Roger Parker
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 5th June 2011.
 Photo © Roger Parker
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General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 38-57mm
Foodplant(s): cabbages (Brassica spp.), Charlock (Sinapis arvensis), Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Hoary Cress (Cardaria draba), Rape (Brassica napus), crucifers (Cruciferae)
Flying: Two generations, mid April-June and July-late September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Habitat

Cultivated land, hedgerows and wood edges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 67 (3.5%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 May to 24 July

Recorded date range (Pupa): 16 June to 16 June

Similar Species
near Panichkovo, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 17th June 2013. Male being eaten by crab spider.
near Panichkovo, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 17th June 2013. Male being eaten by crab spider.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Large White Pieris brassicae
Rupite volcano, Struma valley, SW Bulgaria, 2nd July 2008, female.
Rupite volcano, Struma valley, SW Bulgaria, 2nd July 2008, female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Green-veined White Pieris napi


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