Small White

Pieris rapae (58.007)

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Habitat Requirements

The Small White is a common visitor to gardens where it breeds on Brassicas and Nasturtium, though it relies less on cultivated brassica crops than the Large White and breeds on a range of wild foodplants.

Larval Foodplants

The larvae of the Small White feed on cultivated Brassicas including Cabbages, Nasturtium (Tropaeoleum majus), Wild Cabbage (Brassica oleracea), Charlock (Sinapis arvensis), Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Hoary Cress (Lepidium draba) and Wild Mignonette (Reseda lutea).

Distribution in Warwickshire

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Distribution of the Small White 1995-2004 inclusive


Distribution of the Small White 2005-2009 inclusive


Distribution of the Small White 2010-2014 inclusive


Distribution of the Small White 2015-2019 inclusive


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