Pieris mannii

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Southern small white
Artogeia mannii M 1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Pieris
P. mannii
Binomial name
Pieris mannii
(Mayer, 1851)

Pieris mannii (southern small white) is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.

The length of the forewings is 19–25 mm. The butterfly flies from March to October depending on the location.

The larva feeds on Cruciferae, especially Iberis sempervirens and Sinapis.


Compared to Pieris rapae, the cabbage-pest small white, the forewing spot is larger and squarish or even crescent-shaped rather than round. The apex marking extends further down the outer margin, reaching as far as the spot.[1]


Until recently P. mannii has been confined to South Europe, Asia Minor, Morocco and Syria. It was first found north of the Alps in France and in Germany in 2008 and has since gradually extended its range in these two countries.[2] It was first sighted in the southern Netherlands in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ "Pieris mannii". Faune-Alsace (in French). ODONAT. Retrieved 19 Jul 2017.
  2. ^ "Pieris mannii / P. rapae". Lepiforum.de (in German). Retrieved 19 Jul 2017.
  3. ^ "Scheefbloemwitje - Pieris mannii". Waarneming.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 Jul 2017.

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