Green-veined White
  Pieris napi
 


Photograph by Tony Mainwood


DESCRIPTION

The uppersides of the wings have veins outlined by black scales. On the undersides, the veins are outlined in green, as can be seen opposite.

Wingspan 40 - 52mm.

LIFE CYCLE

Has two broods. The second brood overwinters as a pupa.

FLIGHT TIMES

The Spring emegence depends on the weather, generally appearing in April or May. The second brood appears towards the end of July and can last until September. In Orkney the species may be univoltine, not appearing on the wing until June.

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Found throughout Moray, Highland, the Western Isles and Orkney.

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