Mountain Green-veined White

Pieris (Artogeia) bryoniae


Female, Swizterland, May 2011

Female, Switzerland, May 2011

Male, Switzerland, June 2011

Pieris bryoniae

Switzerland, August 2014

Female, Switzerland, June 2006

Female, Switzerland, June 2006

Switzerland, July 2012

Males in Switzerland

Female, Switzerland

Female, Switzerland.

The dark-veined, or mountain green-veined, white is very closely related to the green-veined white (not considered a separate species by all). Females especially vary much in darkness but are usually fairly obviously different from green-veined whites. They fly in a single brood in the mountains, rather than in two broods, and are generally common, at low density, near where I live in Switzerland.