Butterflies - Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
Adults can be seen on the wing from early April until September. There are generally two broods. Individuals from the first brood are smaller than the second brood. Females are generally more heavily patterned than the males having larger/darker and more black patches on the upper forewings but both sexes are very variable depending upon location and season.
- Larval Food Plants
- Key Sites
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)
Water-cress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
Wild Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis)
The Green-veined White occurs in almost all localities and one of the world's most successful butterflies. It prefers hedgerows and river banks with lush vegetation in sheltered, damp locations where the larval food plant and abundant nectar sources such as dandelion can be found.
Resident in Warwickshire.
A photographic slideshow displaying various images of the Green-veined White is currently in development.
Details of how you can supply your own photographs for display here will be made available soon.
The flight chart below is based on observations of the adult Green-veined White butterfly in Warwickshire between 2005 and 2008. Peak periods are shown in dark green.