This butterfly gets its name from the dusting of dark scales along the veins of the underwings.
It is a common species but often overlooked as a 'cabbage white', though like the Large and Small White butterflies, it lays its eggs on a wide range of crucifer (cabbage) species.
The Green-veined White has a preference for moist, shady areas. Our meadow, overhung by the mature hedge and in close proximity to the pond may well provide the habitat elements that are suitable for attracting this butterfly.
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