big butterfly count

Green-veined White

Upperside

  • Brilliant white with one or more spots on the forewing and a black tip
  • Females are more heavily spotted

Underside

  • Hindwing has a distinctive series of dark lines along the veins which separates it from other white butterflies
Size

Medium

Distribution

Widespread throughout Britain and Ireland

Habitat

A common butterfly found in a range of habitats including gardens, woods and farmland, but favours damp areas

 

Similar Species

Small White does not have strong markings along veins of underside


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