Name: Small White
Scientific name: Pieris rapae
Nature Stars: 20
About: A fairly small white butterfly, with a wingspan of about 5cm. Adults fly between April and October. A common butterfly, found in a wide variety of habitats, including hedgerows, farmland, gardens and parks. The foodplants are members of the cabbage family, including garlic mustard and garden cabbages.
How to identify: A smaller version of Large White, with less black on the wing tips. Told from the Green-veined White by the plain yellowish underside of the hind wings.
Where: Found across the country, although scarcer in the north of Scotland.
Fantastic fact: Small Whites spend the winter as a chrysalis, hibernating for up to 8 months.
Photograph credit: Keith Warmington/www.warmies.co.uk
These butterflies are common summer visitors, abd you can find them throught britian. I have seen one and I live in london.
it has nice greeny white wings
i love butterfly's!
is this a cabbage white
THEY ARE COMMON
I have lots in my garden.
It looks tricky to spot but I think I can find the Small White!