Pieridae: Pierinae

1551 (ABH58.008) Green-veined White Pieris napi, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07000

Hemingford Grey, May 2005, (male).
Hemingford Grey, May 2005, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, May 2005, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Ex. pupa, Great Staughton, April 2012
Ex. pupa, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Ex. pupa, Great Staughton, April 2012
Ex. pupa, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hothorpe Hall, Northants, Sept 2006, (male).
Hothorpe Hall, Northants, Sept 2006, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, Aug 2008.
Monks Wood, Aug 2008.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Fontmell Down, Dorset, May 2008, (male).
Fontmell Down, Dorset, May 2008, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 28th April 2014 (male).
Hemingford Grey, 28th April 2014 (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 28th April 2014 (male).
Hemingford Grey, 28th April 2014 (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, April 2006, (male).
Monks Wood, April 2006, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, Aug 2007.
Monks Wood, Aug 2007.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, July 2004, (female).
Monks Wood, July 2004, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Overwintering state, Great Staughton, March 2012
Overwintering state, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Overwintering state, Great Staughton, March 2012
Overwintering state, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Overwintering state, Great Staughton, March 2012
Overwintering state, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Just prior to emergence, Great Staughton, April 2012
Just prior to emergence, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Just prior to emergence, Great Staughton, April 2012
Just prior to emergence, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Just prior to emergence, Great Staughton, April 2012
Just prior to emergence, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell


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: Common

Habitat

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

Regional Information

Recorded in 271 (100.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 February to 23 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 June to 28 July

Recorded date range (Pupa): 25 March to 25 March

Similar Species
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Large White Pieris brassicae
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small White Pieris rapae
Male, Woodwalton Farm
Male, Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines


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