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Butterfly Conservation
Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

The Pieridae family
(Whites and Yellows)

All the pictures of British 'Whites' and 'Yellows' shown on the original sightings page

Links to species on this page . . .
Wood White (Leptidea sinapis)
Orange-tip (Anthocaris cardamines)
Large White (Pieris brassicae)
Small White (Pieris rapae)
Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)
Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)
Photo Library Index



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

58.001 BF1541 - Wood White

Leptidea sinapis

Once resident - now extinct

Wood White 2010 - Dave Miller

Wood White and Orange Tip 2010 - Dave Miller

pairing
Surrey
© photo: Dave Miller
Wood White with Orange Tip
Surrey
© photo: Dave Miller

Wood White 2007 - Darin Stanley

Wood White 2009 - Bob Clift

Oxfordshire
© photo: Darin Stanley
Northamptonshire
© photo: Bob Clift
Wood White 2004 - Clive Burrows

Wood White 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Wood White 2001 - Nick Sampford

Botany Bay
© photo: Nick Sampford
© photo: Sandra Standbridge © photo: Clive Burrows

Only a single breeding colony of the Wood White has ever been known for Hertfordshire which remained until the 1970s when it was decimated by a single collector (Sawford, 1987)



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

58.003 BF1553 - Orange-tip

Anthocaris cardamines

Resident

Orange Tip egg 2009 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip larvae 2005 - Liz Goodyear

Orange Tip pupa 2005 - Liz Goodyear

egg
Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Orange Tip larvae
found on Garlic Mustard
Ware
© photo: Liz Goodyear

Orange Tip pupa
found on Garlic Mustard
Ware
© photo: Liz Goodyear

Orange Tip egg 2010 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip caterpillar - Dave Miller

egg
Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Orange Tip caterpillar
Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2011 - Dave Miller

Bedfont Lakes
© photo: Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2011 - Brian Knight

Orange Tip 2011 - Brian Knight

Orange Tip 2011 - Brian Knight

female
Jersey Farm, St Albans
© photo: Brian Knight
female
Jersey Farm, St Albans
© photo: Brian Knight
male
Jersey Farm, St Albans
© photo: Brian Knight

Orange Tip 2011 - Lee Browne

Orange Tip 2011 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2011 - Robin Pearson

Frogmore
© photo: Lee Browne
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Harpenden
© photo: Robin Pearson

Orange Tip 2010 - Ernest Leahy

Orange Tip 2010 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2010 - Dave Miller

River Ver at Redbournbury
© photo: Ernest Leahy
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
female
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2010 - Robin Pearson

Orange Tip 2010 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2010 - Dave Miller

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Robin Pearson
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2010 - Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2010 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2010 - Elizabeth Debenham

Denham
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Elizabeth Debenham

Orange Tip 2009 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2009 - Elizabeth Debenham

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Kings Langley
© photo: Elizabeth Debenham

Ickenham
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

male
Denham Quarry
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
male
Denham Quarry
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
male
Denham Quarry
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

female
Denham Quarry
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
female
Denham Quarry
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
male
Denham Quarry
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip female 2009 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip male 2009 - Dave Miller

Orange Tip 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

female
Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
male
Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
male Orange Tip
believed to be an aberration antiquincunx
showing a reduced dot on the forewing?
Ickenham
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2008 - Clive Burrows

Orange Tip 2008 - Clive Burrows

Orange Tip 2008 - Clive Burrows

male
Abbots Langley
© photo: Clive Burrows
male
Abbots Langley
© photo: Clive Burrows
female
Abbots Langley
© photo: Clive Burrows

Orange Tip 2008 - Sezar Hikmet

Orange Tip 2008 - Phil MacMurdie

Maple Cross
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

mating
Wareside
© photo: Phil MacMurdie

Orange Tip 2006 - David Gompertz

Orange Tip 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

male Orange Tip 2007 - Steve Lane

Male Orange Tip
Fir & Pond Wood
© photo: David Gompertz
Female Orange Tip
Fishers Green
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Male Orange Tip
Stevenage
© photo: Steve Lane

Orange Tip 2005 - Richard Bigg

Orange Tip 2002 - Nick Sampford

Orange Tip 2005 - Andrew Wood

Hertford
© photo: Richard Bigg

© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Andrew Wood

Orange Tip mating pair 2001 - Michael Goodyear

Orange Tip 2001 - Nick Sampford

Orange Tip 2004 - Clive Burrows

Mating pair
© photo: Michael Goodyear

© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Clive Burrows

Orange Tip 2004 - Rachel Terry

Orange Tip 2005 - Steve Lane

Orange Tip 2005 - Andrew Middleton

Barnet
© photo: Rachel Terry

Waterford Heath
© photo: Steve Lane

Picketts Lock
© photo: Andrew Middleton

Orange Tip 2002 - Nick Sampford

Orange Tip female 2005 - Andrew Wood

Orange Tip female 2005 - Andrew Wood

© photo: Nick Sampford

female
Balls Wood
© photo: Andrew Wood

female
Balls Wood
© photo: Andrew Wood

Orange Tip female 2003 - Richard Bigg

Orange Tip 2005 - Trevor Chapman

Orange Tip female  2004 - Steven Penn

female
Hertford© photo: Richard Bigg

male
Wheathampstead LNR
© photo: Trevor Chapman

female
Langley
© photo: Steven Penn

Orange Tip 2005 - Colin Sturges


Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Colin Sturges





Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

58.006 BF1549 - Large White

Pieris brassicae

Resident

Large White 2005 - Steve Lane

Large White chrysalis 2005 - Andrew Middleton

Stevenage
© photo: Steve Lane

Chrysalis
© photo: Andrew Middleton

Large White 2001 - Nick Sampford

Large White 2003 - Clive Burrows

Large White - John Stevens

© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Clive Burrows

Dorset
© photo: John Stevens




Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

58.007 BF1550 - Small White

Pieris rapae

Resident

Small White 2011 - Dave Miller

Small White 2011 - Dave Miller

Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Small White 2010 - Dave Miller

Small White 2010 - Dave Miller

Small White 2010 - Dave Miller

Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Small White 2008 - Sezar Hikmet

Small White 2007 - Andrew Wood

Small White 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

Ickenham
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
March 2007
Ware
© photo: Andrew Wood
Park Wood, Ruislip
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Small White - Andrew Wood

Small White 2005 - Archie Lang

Small White 2004 - Clive Burrows

Bengeo
Andrew Wood

© photo: Archie Lang

© photo: Clive Burrows


Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

58.008 BF1551 - Green-veined White

Pieris napi

Resident

Green-veined White egg 2010 - Dave Miller

Whites 2010 - David Gompertz

egg
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Mud puddling whites by the pond in Pond Wood
Fir and Pond Wood
© photo: David Gompertz

Green-veined White 2011 - Dave Miller

Green-veined White 2011 - Lee Browne

Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Bramfield Woods
© photo: Lee Browne

Green-veined White 2011 - Brian Knight

Green-veined White 2011 - Brian Knight

Green-veined White 2011 - Brian Knight

Jersey Farm, St Albans
© photo: Brian Knight
Jersey Farm, St Albans
© photo: Brian Knight
Jersey Farm, St Albans
© photo: Brian Knight

Green-veined White 2010 - Dave Miller

Green-veined White 2009 - Dave Miller

Green-veined White 2010 - Dave Miller

River Colne
© photo: Dave Miller
River Colne to Jnct 4 M25 walkoor
© photo: Dave Miller
Stanwell Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Green-veined White 2009 - Dave Miller

Green-veined White 2008 - Clive Burrows

Green-veined White 2009 - Sezar Hikmet

Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller
Abbots Langley
© photo: Clive Burrows
Denham Quarry
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Green-veined White 2007 - Darin Stanley

Green-veined White 2006 - Val Fullforth

Green-veined White 2008 - Sezar Hikmet

Symondshyde Wood
© photo: Darin Stanley


© photo: Val Fullforth

Stockers Lake
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Green-veined White 2005 - Steve Lane

Green-veined White 2004 - Steve Chilton

Green-veined White mating pair 2005 - David Newland

Stevenage
© photo: Steve Lane

© photo: Steve Chilton

Mating pair
Hemel Hempstead
© photo: David Newland

Green-veined White mating pair 2005 - Steve Lane

Green-veined White 2005 - Trevor Chapman

Green-veined White 2005 - Lee Browne

Mating pair
Stevenage
© photo: Steve Lane

Marshalls Heath
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Stevenage
© photo: Lee Browne

Green-veined White 2004 - Trevor Chapman

Green-veined White 2005 - Lee Browne

Green-veined White 2002 - Andrew Wood

Frogmore
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Stevenage
© photo: Lee Browne

Mating pair
Balls Wood
© photo: Andrew Wood




Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

58.010 BF1545 - Clouded Yellow

Colias crocea

Occasional migrant

Clouded Yellow 2007 - Andrew Wood

Ware Park Quarry
© photo: Andrew Wood

Clouded Yellow 2007 - Steve Hawkins

Clouded Yellow 2007 - Darin Stanley

Clouded Yellow 2007 - Darin Stanley

Sawbridgeworth Marsh 2007
© photo: Steve Hawkins
Waterford Heath
© photo: Darin Stanley
Waterford Heath
© photo: Darin Stanley

Clouded Yellow 2006 - Clive Burrows

Clouded Yellow 2006 - Richard Harrington

Clouded Yellow helice 2006 - Andrew Middleton

Bunkers Lane
© photo: Clive Burrows
Rothamsted
© photo: Richard Harrington
Helice form
Hertfordshire
© photo: Andrew Middleton

Clouded Yellow helice form 2005 - Andrew Middleton

Clouded Yellow 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Clouded Yellow 2006 - Steve Lane

Helice form
Brimsdown
© photo: Andrew Middleton
© photo: Trevor Chapman Stevenage
© photo: Steve Lane

Clouded Yellow - John Stevens

Clouded Yellow 2002 - Nick Sampford

Clouded Yellow 2003 - Andrew Middleton

Hordle Cliff, Hampshire
© photo: John Stevens

Cornwell
© photo: Nick Sampford

Middlesex 13th October 2003
© photo: Andrew Middleton

Clouded Yellow 2002 - Keith Balmer

Clouded Yellow 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Clouded Yellow 2006 - Jez Perkins

Sharpenhoe Clappers 2002
© photo: Keith Balmer
courtesy Beds & Northants Branch

Pegsdon Hills
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Bunkers Park
© photo: Jez Perkins



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

58.013 BF1546 - Brimstone

Gonepteryx rhamni

Resident

Brimstone Larvae 2005 - Lee Browne

Brimstone 2011 - Miles Attenborough


Brimstone larva on Buckthorn
© photo: Lee Browne
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Miles Attenborough

Brimstone 2011 - Thomas Curtis

Brimstone 2011 - Robin Pearson

Brimstone 2011 - Brian Knight

Welwyn Garden City garden
© photo: Thomas Curtis
Harpenden
© photo: Robin Pearson
Jersey Farm, St Albans
© photo: Brian Knight

Brimstone 2011 - Lee Browne

Brimstone 2011 - Lee Browne

Brimstone 2010 - Malcolm Newland

mating pair 12.03.2011
Graffidge Wood, near Stevenage
© photo: Lee Browne
Graffidge Wood, near Stevenage
© photo: Lee Browne
Hemel Hempstead garden
© photo: Malcolm Newland

Brimstone 2009 - Dave Miller

Brimstone 2009 - Brian Price

Brimstone 2010 - Paul Thrush

Harmondsworth Moor
© photo: Dave Miller

Coppetts Wood, Friern Barnet
© photo: Brian Price
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Paul Thrush

Brimstone 2009 - Robin Pearson

Brimstone 2007 - Dave Mackenzie

Brimstone 2009 - Dave Miller

female
Harpenden
© photo: Robin Pearson
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Dave Mackenzie

River Colne to Jnct 4 M25 walk
© photo: Dave Miller

Brimstone 2007 - Helen Bantock

Brimstone 2007 - Robin Pearson

Egg-laying Brimstone 2007 - Paul Clay

male
Amwell Gravel Pits
© photo: Helen Bantock

male
Harpenden
© photo: Robin Pearson

egg-laying female on recently planted Buckthorn
Ravenscourt Park LNR
© photo: Paul Clay

male Brimstone 2005 - Steve Lane

Brimstone 2005 - Trevor Chapman

Brimstone 2002 - Nick Sampford

male
Stevenage
© photo: Steve Lane

Sharpenhoe Clappers
© photo: Trevor Chapman


© photo: Nick Sampford

Brimstone 2005 - Steve Lane

Brimstone 2005 - Nick Sampford

Brimstone 2005 - Andrew Wood

© photo: Steve Lane

© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Andrew Wood

Brimstone 2004 - Trevor Chapman

Brimstone 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Brimstone 2004 - Steven Penn

© photo: Trevor Chapman

Pegsdon Hills
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

© photo: Steven Penn

Brimstone 2004 - Nick Samford

Brimstone 2005 - Nick Sampford

© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Nick Sampford

Male Brimstone 2004 - Clive Burrows

Brimstone 2003 - Nick Sampford

Male Brimstone 2003 - Allan Beechey

Male
© photo: Clive Burrows

© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Allan Beechey




Wood White (Leptidea sinapis)
Orange-tip (Anthocaris cardamines)
Large White (Pieris brassicae)
Small White (Pieris rapae)
Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)
Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)
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