The Small White is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also known as the Small Cabbage White and in New Zealand, simply as White Butterfly.The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White. In appearance it looks like a smaller version of the Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black tips to the forewings. Females also have two black spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles. It is sometimes mistaken for a moth due to its plain-looking appearance. The wingspan of adults is roughly 32–47 mm.
The species has a natural range across Europe, Asia and North Africa. It spread across the Atlantic into Canada and the United States beginning somewhere around 1860. It spread to Hawaii by 1898, and Australia in 1929 around Melbourne and spreading across to Perth by 1943.
Lat: 59.19, Long: 10.86
Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012