Pieris rapae

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SMALL WHITE Pieris rapae

A  very successful and adaptable species, with a distribution throughout most of the area. It favours drier habitats than the next species, P. napi, though there is some overlap; also it tends to favour suburban and even agricultural biotopes, perhaps more than semi-natural ones. It is mobile and frequently seen well away from any apparent hostplant-habitat, sometimes even flying over high moorland.

THE THREE PERIODS COMPARED

PERIOD 1 (1940-1994) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

PERIOD 2 (1995-2000) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

PERIOD 3 (2001-2007) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

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