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Green-veined WhitePieris (Artogeia) napi
|Male, 3 June 1979||14 June 1978|
The Green-veined White is most common in open woodland and damp grassland,
and on roadside verges. Three of its main foodplants are common
in the area: Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis), Hedge Mustard
(Sisymbrium officinale) and Garlic Mustard, known locally as
"Jack by the Hedge" (Alliaria petiolata).
This species may be seen almost anywhere, and it is an occasional visitor to gardens.
Loss of hedgerows could reduce its habitat, but the Green-veined White
is very common and under no apparent threat at present.
Flight PeriodThe main flight periods are May and early June for the first generation, mid July to late August for the second.
DistributionThroughout the area.