A medium white butterfly, with black tips to the forewing upperside, and with pale yellow hindwing underside. The male and female are similar, the male has one obvious black spot and the female two black spots on the forewing upperside. Both have two black spots on the forewing underside. The black apical patch on the forewing upperside, which is more along the costa (leading edge) of the wing, than along the margin but extends down to the black spot, which enables separation from other members of the genius which it can be easily confused.
To date this species has been most frequently found in the region surrounding Mt Pantokrator.
Mustard Brassica cretica, Black Mustard Brassica nigra, Turnip or Field Mustard Brassica rapa, (cultivated & naturalised), Bittercress Cardamine graeca, White Mustard Sinapis alba (yellow flowers), Hedge Mustard Sisymbrium officinale
An easily overlooked species because of its similarity with P. rapae. Therefore, CBC's lack of records could reflect poor identification skills or lack of observer effort amongst our members. Perhaps, there is a need to promote a P. mannii observation event, with training for the identification of this species?
*The information provided in the tables below is based on verified sightings of the Southern Small White submitted via this website since 1st January 2021.
|Year||Number of observations|
The chart below shows flight data by month for 2023 submitted online since 1st January 2023 to 8th June 2023.
The chart below shows flight data by month based on all data submitted online since 1st January 2019 to 8th June 2023.
For a list of references, please see our bibliography page.