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Wood White Leptidea sinapis Wingspan 40mm. A rather delicate-looking butterfly whose flight is extremely weak. Adult has rounded whitish wings, the forewings of which are dark-tipped; this feature is most noticeable on the upper surface. Double-brooded: adult flies May–June and again June-July. Larva is green with pale stripes; feeds on the leaves of pea family members. Very local in southern and southwest England. The very similar Réal’s Wood White L. reali is found in Ireland.
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Wood White Leptidea sinapis Wingspan 40mm. A rather delicate-looking butterfly whose flight is extremely weak. Adult has rounded whitish wings, the forewings of which are dark-tipped; this feature is most noticeable on the upper surface. Double-brooded: adult flies May–June and again June-July. Larva is green with pale stripes; feeds on the leaves of pea family members. Very local in southern and southwest England. The very similar Réal’s Wood White L. reali is found in Ireland.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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