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Green Veined White

By Metro6R4  
About
The Green-veined White is a fairly small, white butterfly. Adults fly between April and October. A common butterfly, it is found in a wide variety of habitats, including hedgerows, woodland rides and meadows, as well as farmland, gardens and parks. Water-cress is a very common host plant for the butterfly. The foodplants of the caterpillars are members of the cabbage family, including Cuckooflower and Hedge Mustard.
How to identify
The Green-veined White is white with black wingtips and one or two black spots on the forewing. Smaller than the Large White, it has less black in the wing. It can be distinguished from the very similar Small White by the thick grey-green stripes along the veins on the undersides of its wings. It also tends to be found in damper habitats.
Where to find it
Found across the country, although scarcer in the north of Scotland.

Tags: Fly Butterfly Insect Bug Close-up and macro Wings

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Comments


KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 183 England
31 May 2015 9:36AM
Beautifully caught!
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
31 May 2015 10:33AM
wonderfully captured
TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
31 May 2015 10:51AM
Good shot, Paul.
Tony
Gypsyman 10 690 England
31 May 2015 12:13PM
Top Capture
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
31 May 2015 2:24PM
A wonderfully informative and interesting narrative supported by a wonderfully composed and captured image capturing this wonderful specimen with superb colour and detail.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
31 May 2015 4:58PM
Great capture, thanks for the info.
Sylvia
Metro6R4 10 3 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2015 8:15PM
Thank you for all your votes and comments.

Thank you Eric for your U/A

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