Green-veined White

Pieris napi

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Bánóg Uaine [IRL]

Piéride du navet [F]

Rübenweissling [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Various incl. Hedgerows, meadows, grasslands.


Watercress, Wild cabbages.

45-52mm (1.77 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

This species is very common throughout Ireland. The underside of the wings have very pronounced green or black vein marks. The intensity of these varies significently.
It is similar to the Small White butterfly, except for the underside vein marks.