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Small white butterfly?

Observed: 27th July 2013 By: thebeeskneesthebeesknees’s reputation in Invertebratesthebeesknees’s reputation in Invertebratesthebeesknees’s reputation in Invertebrates
Small white1
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No interactions present.

Species with which Small White (Pieris rapae) interacts

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chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

You have 2 different species here.

Edit - One image removed.

thebeesknees's picture

Mixed up photo's

Yes you are right I was uploading photo's from the weekend and mixed them up. I was also using the "big butterfly count ID chart". Their ID chart shows two spots on the large white and only one spot on the small white so I must have got confused. Thanks for advising me as it is extremely important to get it right. I am still uncertain which this one is.

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Major Bombylius's picture

Both can have 2 spots! I find

Both can have 2 spots! I find they can be tricky to tell apart but the black mark on the wingtip stretches more than halfway down the wing in the Large White.