Green-veined White (Pieris napi)

The Green-veined White (Pieris napi) is a butterfly species characterized by its delicate white wings adorned with subtle green veins. This medium-sized butterfly, with a wingspan ranging from 40 to 55 millimeters, is commonly found across Europe and parts of Asia. Its name is derived from the intricate network of green veins that run across the underside of its wings, providing camouflage against foliage. The caterpillars of the Green-veined White feed on various plants in the cabbage family (Brassicaceae), while adults nectar on a wide range of flowers. This butterfly species is a familiar sight in meadows, gardens, and other open habitats, where it adds a touch of elegance to the natural landscape with its graceful flight and gentle presence.

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