Small White (Pieris rapae)

The Small White has brilliant white wings, with small black tips to the forewings and one or two wing spots. The undersides are a creamy white. The Large White is similar but larger, and has a larger black tip to the forewing that extends down the wing’s edge. It is also difficult to distinguish from the Green- veined White when flying. It can be seen from May to June and in August and is one of the most frequently recorded butterflies on the common.