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Butterfly  Green-Veined White

Green-Veined White - Photo  Copyright 2002 Gary Bradley Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Pieris napi

Size: Wingspan approximately 45mms.

Distribution: Throughout the UK except The Shetlands.

Months seen: April to September.

Habitat: Damp meadows and woodlands.

Food: Nectar. The caterpillars feed on water cress and garlic mustard.

Special features: At first glance this looks like a small white butterfly. On closer inspection, when it is resting, you can see the green lines on the underside of the wings which give this butterfly its name.

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