Wingspan: 58 - 63mm
Similar to the smaller Small White the female can be distinguished from the male by the two black spots on the upperwing.
End of April to end of June, and again from mid-July to October.
Larval Food Plants
Cruciferae family, Cabbages etc.
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Wild Mignonette (Reseda lutea)
This butterfly can be found in many habitats including:
Gardens & allotments, parks, open grassland, meadows and hedgerows.
Resident and widespread
Commonly seen throughout Wiltshire.
Earliest county record 6th March 1943
Latest county record
3rd November 2001 & 2004