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Green-veined White

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Green-veined White
Green-veined White
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Subkingdom:Metazoa
Division:Rhopalocera
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterygota
Infraclass:Neoptera
Superorder:Endopterygota
Order:Lepidoptera
Suborder:Ditrysia
Superfamily:Papilionoidea
Family:Pieridae
Subfamily:Pierinae
Tribe:Pierini
Genus:Pieris
Species:P. napi
Binomial name
Pieris napi
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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The Green-veined White (Pieris napi) is a well-known European butterfly, found in open country and woodland.

Like other "white" butterflies, the sexes differ. The female has two spots on each forewing, the male only one.

Although its caterpillars feeds on crucifers, it normally selects wild species, and is therefore not the pest that some other white butterflies have become.

It can produce up to three broods in a year. Recent research has shown that when males mate with a female, they inject methyl salicylate along with their sperm. The smell of this compound repels other males, thus ensuring the first male's paternity of the eggs - a form of chemical mate guarding.da:Grønåret kålsommerfugl fi:Lanttuperhonen nl:Klein geaderd witje

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