Irish moths and butterflies

Family: Pieridae

1550     *     Small White     *     Pieris rapae

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 47-57mm.

Flight time: April-October, two broods
Habitat: Gardens, hedgerows, fields

Larval food plants: Garden brassica's including Cabbage. Also Nasturtium and Garlic Mustard

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork

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