Large white - Pieris brassicae


Family: Pieridae

Flight Time: March - October

Size: 57-66mm

Altitude: 0-2600m

The picture above was taken in Provence, however the species is widespread all over Europe. It is a strong migrant as well, boosting is northern populations with sometimes massive influxes from the south.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Brassicaceae species Many

Large white distribution

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Early Stages


Large white ovum. Large white larva Large white pupa


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