Pieridae: Pierinae

1550 (ABH58.007) Small White Pieris rapae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06998

ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
on Rape, Great Staughton, August 2011
on Rape, Great Staughton, August 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
on Rape, Great Staughton, August 2011
on Rape, Great Staughton, August 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, September 2011
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, September 2011
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, September 2011
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell


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: Common

Habitat

Cultivated land, hedgerows and wood edges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 268 (99.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 February to 01 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 February to 30 October

Similar Species
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Large White Pieris brassicae
Hemingford Grey, May 2005, (male).
Hemingford Grey, May 2005, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Green-veined White Pieris napi


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