Irish moths and butterflies

Large White

Family: Pieridae

1549     *     Large White     *     Pieris brassicae

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 63-76mm

Flight time: April-September, two broods
Habitat: Gardens, grassy areas, woodlands

Larval food plants: Brassica's and crucifers including Cabbages, Nasturtium, Garlic Mustard.

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork

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