A familiar family (Pieridae) of butterflies
with 7 species occuring in Britain.
Green Veined White 02
A very common butterfly that's often mistaken for large
white, orange-tip or wood white.
The dusty dark veins under the wing are the giveaway.
It is also quite a weak flyer that looks for yellow flowers
Wood White 06
Wood White on BF Trefoil 03
A dainty butterfly with a weak flight. Often seen
in woodland rides with orchids.
Clouded Yellow 01
An occasional visitor to the
UK but common on continental Europe.
An unmistakable large yellow butterfly that is often one
of the first to be seen each year zooming along woodland
rides and hedgerows.
Interestingly, they prefer yellow flowers in the spring,
turning to purple flowers in summer.
Large White 1 (S)
Also known as the Cabbage White
due to the caterpillar's love for them (their larval food
Told from the small white butterfly
by the strong black wing-tips. Both have yellowish
Orange Tip 02
An active butterfly seen
here nectaring on Cuckoo Flower, its larval foodplant.