Large White (Pieris brassicae)

Large White (Pieris brassicae) by tomp77
Large White (Pieris brassicae), a photo by tomp77 on Flickr.

So far I only have photos of the caterpillar of this species. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I have trouble taking photos of them because the white just tends to become really blurry.

There are so many of these in the garden right now, eating all the Nasturtiums and just generally being a bit of an infestation. They grow at such a fast rate and unfortunately I won’t be able to see their next stage of growth as I will be in London.
At present, there appears to be no predator eating them (they are poisonous) but I assume something will kill a lot of them off. That is usually why things breed in such prodigious numbers. Either that, or the garden will be full of hundreds of Cabbage White butterflies soon.


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