58.007 .... B&F 1550
Small White Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....One of our most common and widespread butterflies and another butterfly pest species of Cabbage crops. The late 1990's saw several years of relative abundance when the Small White was extremely common and there were many reported records. From the start of the present century, there has been quite a considerable drop in the number of records and it is difficult to tell whether the late 1990's peak, was an isolated occurrence following a gradual build up of numbers over a number of years.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top March 2019   Photographed at Eakring Meadows August 2009
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Edwinstowe STW August 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Small White 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Meg Skinner. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Tom Shields. Nottingham City Council. Darren Matthews. Steve Horne. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Peter Acton. Damian Taylor. Barry Lygo. Graham Birkett. David Shaw.  Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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