Green-veined white

These pretty, white butterflies can be found fluttering around damp grassland April-September. Green-veined White Facts: • They are often confused with their cousin, the Small White, but can be distinguished by the veins on their underwings. • The 'green' of the veins is actually an optical illusion created by a combination of yellow and black scales. • Males have one (or no) black spot on each forewing whereas females have two. • Colourings vary with the seasons; the spring brood has more yellow undersides and the summer brood have bolder dark markings.
Green-veined White
Eastbrookend Country Park
Barking & Dagenham
May 9, 2021