Large White
  Pieris brassicae
 

 


Photograph by Tony Mainwood


DESCRIPTION

Females have two black spots on the upperside forewings, and a black streak on the forewing margins. Males lack the black spots. Both sexes have black wing tips.

Wingspan c 58mm (male), c 63mm (female).

LIFE CYCLE

Appears on wing in May, with numbers, augmented by migrants, increasing until August. Generally two broods, sometimes three. Overwinters as pupa.

FLIGHT TIMES

May - September.

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Found throughout the mainland, Western Isles and Northern Isles.

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