An uncommon species on Menorca, where it is most typically found in areas in or near wetlands. It is one of the year’s first butterflies as it first flies in February and can be seen until October. Its food plants consist of various type of crucifer but it generally never uses cultivated crucifers such as turnips or cabbages like the large white. It differs from the small white in having the veins on the underside of its hindwing well highlighted in green. The males of this species give off a strong smell of lemon due to the pheromones that they emit to attract the females. A good place to find this species are the paths around the wetlands in S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park. It hibernates as a chrysalis.
Nom científic: Pieris napi
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