Butterfly - Small White
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 4th August 2013 with Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
 

 
 
Butterfly - Small White.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Pieris rapa.
Lepidoptera.
Pieridae

Larval Food:
Adult Food:


Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:

Charlock, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Mustard and Wild Cabbage.
Thistles, Bird's-foot Trefoil, Bluebell, Bugle, Daisy , Dandelion,
Fleabane, Greater Stitchwort, Hawkweeds, Ragged Robin,
Ragwort, Red Campion, annd Red Clover.
38 - 57 mm.
Almost anywhere.
First-brood adults typically emerge in late April,
peaking around the middle of May and gradually
tailing off through June. The second brood, which
is always stronger than the first brood, starts to emerge
in early July. However, in good years, the second brood
may emerge in late June and give rise to a third brood.