Small White
  Pieris rapae
 


Photograph by Ken Willmott

 


DESCRIPTION

Males have one black spot on forewing uppersides, females have two. Both sexes have black on the wing tips.

Wingspan 38 - 50mm.

LIFE CYCLE

Usually has two broods. Overwinters as pupa.

FLIGHT TIMES

The first brood appears in April or May; the second brood flies from July to September.

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Not so widespread as the Large White, for example less common in the Western Isles and NW Scotland.

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