Species: Large White (Pieris brassicae)

Family: Whites and Yellows (PIERIDAE)

Category: Butterflies & Moths

Location: NW

A. Butterflies & Moths

B. Whites and Yellows (PIERIDAE)

These are mostly quite large butterflies, with bright white or yellow wings. They 'flap' as they fly.

C. Large White (Pieris brassicae)

The eggs of this common butterfly are laid on the undersides of the leaves of brassicas and Wild Mignonette. There is no such butterfly as the 'Cabbage White', but this species is certainly well known to the vegetable grower, particularly the regiments of green, black and yellow caterpillars. It flies from April until the end of September.