Monday, 14 September 2015

Brassicae

=Health Warning=
Vegetable Gardeners of a nervous disposition avert your eyes now

 The Large White Butterfly (Pieris brassicae).

The emphasis is on the latin name of Brassicae. The Cabbage is from the "Brassica" family of vegetables. These images are of a female Large White and her aim in life now is to lay as many eggs as possible.
A favourite place would be under cabbages laying a neat stack of eggs under the leaves.









23 comments:

  1. This year there seem to have been more 'Cabbage Whites' than ever.

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  2. geweldig mooi wat komt hij hier heel mooi tot zijn recht.

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  3. Great shots of this butterfly, pest or not, they have a job ahead now just as the weather is turning.

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  4. Love how they are lit up by the sun.

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  5. Lovely shots! Remember our garden nasturtiums being reduced to confetti in a about a day by the caterpilars!

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  6. I don't see many of these but then I don't grow cabbages ;-) Actually it is true, I don't see many 'whites' large or small, I did have one Green Veined White butterfly in my garden this summer.

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    1. Quite a variety up here Lyn. I don't grow cabbages anymore or anything else for that matter.(:))

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  7. Bonjour Roy.
    Magnifique série. De jolis bokeh et de beaux profils pour ces papillons.
    Bises et à bientôt

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  8. Lovely photos Roy :-) It is so easy to overlook common species sometimes but these shots just go to prove how beautiful Large Whites (& other Cabbage Whites) actually are :-)

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  9. Very nice as you have photographed this :-)
    Wonderful Whites on the purple thistle.

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  10. Hey Roy... Beautiful shot's even if they do the damage.

    Grace

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  11. Beautiful images of the butterflies!

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