Green Veined White (Pieris napi)

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Green Veined White (Pieris napi)

This species is very similar to the “cabbage whites” and is best distinguished by the green veins which are most prominent on the underside of the hindwing. It is often found in the same habitat as Orange Tips but is not so dependent on wet meadows and is therefore more widespread. The main foodplant is Cuckoo Flower but it will also use other wild cruciferous plants. It is not unusual to find Orange Tip and Green Veined White caterpillars on the same foodplant but they do not compete for food as the Green Veined White caterpillar feeds on the leaves only. Doubled brooded and seen from late April to June and again in late July to September. Overwinters as a pupa.

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