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Small WhitePieris (Artogeia) rapae
|Female, 10 July 1976||29 June 1977|
The Small White may be seen almost anywhere.
As one of the two "cabbage white" species (the other is
it is a common visitor to gardens where the eggs and larvae
may be found on cabbages and other brassicas.
The Small White is a pest species, but is so common and widespread that its presence
is not threatened by any control measures. Like the Large White, its UK populations
are also boosted by migratory swarms from mainland Europe.
Flight PeriodThe main flight periods are May and early June for the first generation, mid July to mid September for the second, which is much more numerous.
In some years, the first generation's population is very small.
DistributionThroughout the area.