Butterflies - Small White (Pieris rapae)
- Larval Food Plants
- Key Sites
Cultivated brassicas such as Cabbages.
Nasturtium (Tropaeoleum majus)
Wild Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)
Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Hoary Cress (Lepidium draba)
Wild Mignonette (Reseda lutea)
It is a common visitor to gardens where it breeds on brassicas and Nasturtium, though it relies less on cultivated brassica crops than the Large White and breeds on a range of wild foodplants.
Resident in Warwickshire.
A widespread species which can be found across our region, usually in low numbers.
A photographic slideshow displaying various images of the Small White is currently in development.
Details of how you can supply your own photographs for display here will be made available soon.
The flight chart below is based on observations of the adult Small White butterfly in Warwickshire between 2005 and 2008. Peak periods are shown in dark green.