Distribution: Across all of Europe. I've also found it in the USA and
in Australia - a truly adaptable species!
is very similar to its Artogeia co-geners (see Southern Small
White, A. mannii, for identification tips
and also Mountain Small White, A. ergane).
Also resembles the Large White, Pieris brassicae,
see that specie's page for details.
Flight time: It flies from early in the spring to the end of the year
in multiple broods.
Habitat: It prefers open places in all habitats from woodland,
meadowland and mountains to urban areas. The larvae feed on a wide range
of plants, principally, but not exclusively, the Cruciferae (Cabbages).
Behaviour: One of the most commonly encountered species in gardens, at
least in the UK. It is attracted to flowers but also cultivated Cabbages of
which it can be a pest. It's alternative name is the "Cabbage White" due to its
habit of exploiting the cultivated Cabbage.