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Pierid Butterflies Whites


The pierid butterflies are the white and yellow ones, often with black markings. Mainly familiar species but can be tricky to tell apart in flight.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:


Papilio machaon

Wood White

Leptidea sinapis

Clouded Yellow

Colias crocea


Gonepteryx rhamni

Large White

Pieris brassicae

Small White

Pieris rapae

Green-veined White

Pieris napi


Anthocharis cardamines