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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)  
Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae  
Orange-tip Orange-tip Orange-tip Orange-tip  
Anthocharis cardamines Anthocharis cardamines Anthocharis cardamines Anthocharis cardamines  
58.003  BF 1553 58.003  BF 1553 58.003  BF 1553 58.003  BF 1553  

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 40mm to 52mm.

Flight Period: April until June.

Habitat: Woodland fringes and rides, hedgerows, meadows, damp marshy places, and other open places where the food plants grow.

Comment: Common resident to the British Isles, but is not seen quite as far north as the Large White.

Spare slot for expansion.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae
Large White Large White Large White Large White Large White
Pieris brassicae Pieris brassicae Pieris brassicae Pieris brassicae Pieris brassicae
58.006  BF 1549 58.006  BF 1549 58.006  BF 1549 58.006  BF 1549 58.006  BF 1549
(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae
Large White Large White Large White Large White Small White
Pieris brassicae Pieris brassicae Pieris brassicae Pieris brassicae Pieris rapae
58.006  BF 1549 58.006  BF 1549 58.006  BF 1549 58.006  BF 1549 58.007  BF 1550

UK Status: Resident & Migrant.

Wing Span: 58mm to 63mm.

Flight Period: March until Autumn.

Habitat: Almost any where, and visit the flowers of many plants. Common in the late summer and autumn, populations re-enforced by migrants.

Comment: Common and wide spread in the UK. Also a known as pests of crops.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae
Small White Small White Small White Small White Small White
Pieris rapae Pieris rapae Pieris rapae Pieris rapae Pieris rapae
58.007  BF 1550 58.007  BF 1550 58.007  BF 1550 58.007  BF 1550 58.007  BF 1550

UK Status: Resident & Migrant.

Wing Span: 38mm to 57mm.

Flight Period: March until Autumn.

Habitat: Almost any where, and visit the flowers of many plants. Common in the late summer and autumn, populations re-enforced by migrants.

Comment: A Common and wide spread resident and migrant the UK,  but not quite as far north as the Large White.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae Pieridae - Pierinae
Green-veined White Green-veined White Green-veined White Green-veined White Green-veined White
Pieris napi Pieris napi Pieris napi Pieris napi Pieris napi
58.008  BF 1551 58.008  BF 1551 58.008  BF 1551 58.008  BF 1551 58.008  BF 1551

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 40mm to 52mm.

Flight Period: April until September.

Habitat: Appears to require damp, lush vegetation, and does not do well in dry summers. This species is not a pest on brassicae crops, unlike the other two common white butterflies.

Comment: Common resident and wide spread throughout the British Isles.

(Fabricius 1807) (Fabricius 1807) (Leach 1819 ) (Leach 1819 ) (Leach 1819 )
Pieridae - Coliadinae Pieridae - Coliadinae Pieridae - Coliadinae Pieridae - Coliadinae Pieridae - Coliadinae
Clouded Yellow Clouded Yellow The Brimstone The Brimstone The Brimstone
Colias croceus Colias croceus Gonopteryx rhammni Gonopteryx rhammni Gonopteryx rhammni
58.010  BF 1545 58.010  BF 1545 58.013  BF 1546 58.013  BF 1546 58.013  BF 1546

UK Status: Migrant.

Wing Span: 52mm to 62mm.

Flight Period: May until Autumn.

Habitat: Open sunny area's where other food plants are abundant.

Comment: A migrant to the UK. A few make it here from the continent most years. In some years there is a large influx, and in warm enough summers they can be seen in southern Scotland.

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 60mm to 74mm.

Flight Period: Most of the year, except during hibernation.

Habitat: Wooded areas, migratory and turns up any where.

Comment: Common in England, some parts of Wales, and south Scotland, scarce and local in Ireland.

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