Large white

Pieris brasssicae catoleuca

The larger of the white butterflies with a wingspan of 50-66 mm, females often larger, with characteristic black spots and wing tips. The large lives in numerous types of habitats, such as farmland, gardens, waste ground, fields, meadows, pastures, and woodland. Host plants are mainly members of the mustard family, especially cabbages (Brassica spp.), hence its other name “cabbage white,” as well as garden radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), woad (Isatis tinctoria), smooth charlock (Sinapis arvensis), yellowcresses (Rorippa spp.), coleworts (Crambe spp.), caper (Capparis spinosa), yellow mignonette (Reseda lutea), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), and chickpea (Cicer arietinum). This butterfly flies March through October in several broods, flight is strong.

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