Thursday, 1 May 2014

Large White Butterfly

Large White Butterfly (Pieris Brassicae)

Very common and can be seen in a wide variety of habitat.
The female is larger than the male with an average wingspan of 70mm as opposed to the male at 63mm.
Although a resident species, swarms can arrive some years from the continent to swell the numbers.


14 comments:

  1. geweldig mooi deze combinatie met de vlinder.

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  2. I've got some of them in my veg patch, dandelions too!

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    1. In your veg patch, sorry to hear that John.{:))

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  3. There seem to be plenty of Whites on the wing at the moment.

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    1. I have only seen a few Whites so far Frank, in fact I have seen a lot more Orange Tips for some reason.

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  4. Saw my first ones of the year yesterday when it was glorious warm and sunny but they weren't hanging about..

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    1. No they aren't that considerate for us trying to photograph them yet John. They will slow up later though.

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  5. Hey Roy... You know "a dandelion" is a bright spot of yellow, and makes a good backdrop for the large white butterfly, but not when they cover the lawn in yellow !! ; )
    Lovely shot !!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, the butterflies have to get something to eat.{:))

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  6. My dad used to wage war on these. It's a nice photo though.

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    1. As did mine Alison, from what I can remember of him.

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  7. Beautiful! I hope I start seeing some butterflies soon. Still chilly here.

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