Whites & Yellows

Six white or yellow species occur in Somerset & Bristol.

Of these, five species are resident in the region. Additionally, the Clouded Yellow, is a migrant that occurs most years.

Unfortunately, another species, the Wood White is now extinct in Somerset and has not been recorded in our region for a number of years.

 

Below you will find links to the individual species pages on the Butterfly Conservation website. We will in the future be adding additional pages with local information for each species - so please return sometime.

Orange-tip

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: April to June

Large White

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: April to October

Small White

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: March to October

Green-veined White

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: April to October

Brimstone

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: February to September/October

Clouded Yellow

Distribution: Widespread, Uncommon (Migrant)

Flight period: May, August, October 

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