Green Veined White

Latin: Pieris napi britannica

Irish: Bánóg uaine

The Green Veined White is probably Ireland's and Wexford's most common butterfly. It is double-brooded and the eggs only need about a week to hatch. A wide variety of food plants are used, with cuckoo-flower and garlic mustard being particularly popular.

The chrysalis stage can be as short as 12 days, though winter may also be spent in this form.

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