Large White (Pieris brassicae)

Male. (Males don't have spots on upper surface of wings).
Male. (Males don't have spots on upper surface of wings).
Female.
Female.
Underside
Underside
Roosting where it will be camouflaged.
Roosting where it will be camouflaged.
Eggs are laid in large clusters.
Eggs are laid in large clusters.
Larvae feed together until near to pupation
Larvae feed together until near to pupation
Mid-instar larvae
Mid-instar larvae
Final instar larvae have grey faces.
Final instar larvae have grey faces.
 
Information

NERC Act S41: Not listed
Local status: Common.
Distributed over whole county.
Size: Large.
Larval foodplant: Crucifers, especially cabbages and nasturtiums, which makes it unpopular with some gardeners.
No. of broods: Two.
Flight time(s): First brood flies late April to late June.
Second brood flies mid July to late September.
The second brood is usually more numerous.
Numbers are boosted by migrants from the continent.
Winter: Pupa
Habits:
Habitats: May occur anywhere.
Distribution:

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