Large White

Pieris brassicaePhoto

Wingspan: 58 - 63mm 

Similar to the smaller Small White the female can be distinguished from the male by the two black spots on the upperwing.

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Flight Period
End of April to end of June, and again from mid-July to October. 

Larval Food Plants
Cruciferae family, Cabbages etc.
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Wild Mignonette (Reseda lutea) 

This butterfly can be found in many habitats including:
Gardens & allotments, parks, open grassland, meadows and hedgerows.

Resident and widespread 

Wiltshire Sites
Commonly seen throughout Wiltshire. 

Earliest sightings 
Earliest county record 6th March 1943 

Latest county record
3rd November 2001 & 2004