Butterflies - Mid Wales

Large white

Prejudices against a butterfly. The white butterflies are a much-maligned group of insects. Their habits of eating people's cabbages have made them unpopular over the centuries. They are, however, the most conspicuous butterflies in the garden and their white colour can be seen from far away.

Name: Large White

Latin: Pieris brassicae

Family: Pieridae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Cabbage family

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