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My first confirmed sighting of a Green-veined white of 2023 came later than usual, last Thursday, 4 May, but it more than made up for its tardiness by posing beautifully on some not-quite-opened Hawthorn blossom. I love its scientific name Pieris napi, the Latin Pieris coming from the Ancient Greek Πιερίς meaning a muse and its specific name napi being a reference to one of its larval foodplants, Oil-seed rape (Brassica napus).

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