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Southern Small White

(Pieris mannii)


Female 31/05/08 Rhône (69)


11/05/08 Rhône (69)

Male 11/04/05 Rhône (69)

Male 11/04/05 (underside of insect above.)

Female 28/05/09 Rhône (69)

Underside of butterfly above, 28/05/09 Rhône (69)

Egg deposited on Iberis sempervirens, 12/05/08 Rhône (69)

Female oviposturing on Lepidium campestre, 04/05/07 Rhône (69)

Female ovipositing on Iberis pinnata, 21/04/09 Rhône (69)

Nectaring on Verbena bonariensis, 08/07/09 Rhône (69)

15/09/10 Rhône (69)

Female 20/09/10 Rhône (69)

18/07/11 Rhône (69)

Female 29/07/12 Rhône (69)

Male on Iberis sempervirens, 01/05/12 Rhône (69)

Male on Iberis sempervirens, 01/05/12 Rhône (69)

27/04/12 Rhône (69)

Male 30/08/18 Rhône (69)

02/07/14 Rhône (69)

Egg on Iberis sempervirens, 28/07/14 Rhône (69)

First instar caterpillar on Iberis sempervirens, 04/08/14 Rhône (69)


The Southern Small White flies in southern Europe and is one of several species reaching its northern limit of distribution in the Rhône département where it is fairly uncommon. The butterflies are usually smaller than the similar P.napi and very similar P.rapae. The underside of the hindwing is often heavily dusted all over and the grey/black forewing apex extends right down the outer margin to the level of the top edge of the forewing spot, which is itself usually flat or rather concave on the outside. In the female there are often also dark streaks connecting the top and bottom edges of the upper spot to the margin beneath the apex mark.

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