A Green-veined White feeding on Bramble at Grafton Wood, Worcestershire. © 2007 - 2020 Steven Cheshire.
Females are generally more heavily patterned than the males having larger/darker and more black patches on the upper forewings but both sexes are very variable depending upon location and season.
The Green-veined White occurs in almost all localities and is one of the world's most successful butterflies. It prefers hedgerows and river banks with lush vegetation in sheltered, damp locations where the larval foodplant and abundant nectar sources such as Dandelion can be found.
The larvae of the Green-veined White feed on Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale), Charlock (Sinapis arvensis), Watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum), Wild Cabbage (Brassica oleracea), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) and Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis).
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