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Green-veined White - Female

Observed: 6th April 2011 By: Roger GilbertRoger Gilbert’s reputation in InvertebratesRoger Gilbert’s reputation in InvertebratesRoger Gilbert’s reputation in InvertebratesRoger Gilbert’s reputation in Invertebrates
Green-veined White - Female
Description:

Feeding on Marsh Marigold

Identifications
Species interactions

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ophrys's picture

thompsoni

This subspecies does not have many records on the NBN map. What makes it this subspecies?

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Roger Gilbert's picture

I've made a mistake in choosing..

according to UK butterflies http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=napi subp. sabellicae is the "British" one, subp. thomsoni Scotland and subp. britannica Ireland. I meant to say sabelicae. Thank you for pointing it out. I will add another ID for sabelicae.

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DavidHowdon's picture

Subspecies ID

Was it just location that brought you to the sub-specific ID or were there specific features that supported the conclusion.

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Location ....

was my basis for sabelicae, with hindsight, I should probably have not specified a subspecies.
The UK Butterfly website gives written descriptions of differences for abberations but not subs, which is a pity.

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DavidHowdon's picture

Subspecies

Adrian Riley's "British and Irish Butterflies" goes into sub-species quite a bit.

Also discussed in Thomas and Lewington's "The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland" although they seem a bit sceptical as to whether there are different British races of GVW.

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Thanks David ...

that'll teach me to be too clever. Should have gone for Pieris napi.

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