Wood white - Leptidea sinapis

Underside  

Family: Pieridae.

Flight Time: May-June / July-August.

Size: 36-48mm

Altitude: 0-1900m

Notes:

Quite a rare species in the UK, but more common in other parts of Europe. It has a slow flight often close to the ground. There are two similar species in Europe, the colour of the antenna is characteristic, being black and grey above.

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Leptidea duponcheli

Lathyrus species - Pea family.

Various mainly woodland.

Wood white distribution

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Early Stages

 

Wood White Egg    
 
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