view of a Green-veined White nectaring on pink blossom

Green-veined White. Photo: Penny Hawes

This Green-veined White was photographed at Lodmoor by Penny on 28/06/18.

This is a common butterfly of damp grassland and woodland rides and is often mistaken for its cousin, the Small White. It can be found from spring through to autumn in parks and gardens, as well as less-urban areas such as meadows and woodland rides. The so-called green veins on the underside of the adults are, in fact, an illusion created by a subtle combination of yellow and black scales.

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