Seq # 450060040

Pieris napi (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Pieridae > Subfamily: Pierinae > Tribus: Pierini > Genus: Pieris > Species: Pieris napi
Vernacular names
Klein geaderd witje (NL), Green-veined White (EN), Piéride du navet (FR), Rapsweißling (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 15.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in three generation a year: from mid April till the beginning of June, and the second and third generations overlapping from early July till mid September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cardamine pratensis, Alliaria petiolata, Sisymbrium officinale and Nasturtium officinale

The larva lives on Cardamine, Nasturtium, Lepidium, Lunaria, Hesperia, Arabis etc.

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