A white butterfly with some black markings nectaring on a yellow flower

Green-veined White. Photo: Ann Barlow

A white butterfly with greenish markings nectaring on a yellow flower

Green-veined White. Photo: Ann Barlow

Two photos from Ann taken at Badbury Rings on 26/04/2021 where she also saw 8 other species of butterflies.

The Green-veined White is sometimes confused with the Small White but closer inspection reveals the dark veins on the yellow underside of the hindwings.  These veins are actually a mottling of black scales that appear green against the yellow background as shown in the bottom photo.

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