Small White (Pieris rapae)

Cheshire local information

When to see: April-October

Where to see: A wide range of habitats

Behaviour: Migratory

Wingspan: 38-57mm

Caterpillar food plant: Brassicas, Cruciferae

Cheshire status: An abundant and widespread resident, but recorded in lower numbers in upland areas. Double-brooded with the second emergence larger than the first, although immigrants may augment these numbers. Occurs in a wide range of habitats and may be seen throughout the season from early April to early October.

Small White