Pieridae: Pierinae

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

BF1551 (ABH58.008)

Rupite volcano, Struma valley, SW Bulgaria, 2nd July 2008, female.
Rupite volcano, Struma valley, SW Bulgaria, 2nd July 2008, female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rupite volcano, Struma valley, SW Bulgaria, 2nd July 2008, female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters 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:

Habitat

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

Regional Information

Recorded in 43 (2.3%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2014

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

Similar Species
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines
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
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 5th June 2011.
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 5th June 2011.
 Photo © Roger Parker
Small White Pieris rapae


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