Large White

Large White (Pieris brassicae): The larger of the two Cabbage White butterflies that infest gardens and farms across the UK. A friend planted a ‘sacrifice’ crop of nasturtium in his garden; however, once the caterpillars had finished them, they finished off his cabbages as well! The Large White emerges in early spring, and has two or three generations a year; the UK population is boosted in summer by immigrants from the continent, sometimes in large swarms of millions of insects. UK bred butterflies may also migrate north during their lifetime.

Large White