Pieris [Artogeia] napi (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Pieridae)


Male

Female

Couple

Ovipositing on Cardamine amara

Forewing Length: 18-27mm, Wingspan: 35-45mm; Proboscis Length: 10-12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
March - September
(7 - 10 Days)
April - October June - March March - October
(Earliest: 2.4)
(3 Generations)

Deterrent Chemicals
Flavonoids Isovitexin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Many Brassicaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Several Brassicaceae Nectar

Several Caryophyllaceae Nectar

Several Onagraceae Nectar

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Menyanthes trifoliata Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Vicia cracca Nectar

Prunella vulgaris Nectar

Geranium sylvaticum Nectar

Oxalis acetosella Nectar

Rubus fruticosus Nectar

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Epicampocera succincta Larva

Phryxe vulgaris Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Pieris napi
UK Butterflies Green-veined White
Nature Spot: Green-veined White - Pieris napi
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Pieris napi
Lepiforum: Pieris napi


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