Main: (Pieridae / Pierinae)
58.006 [B&F: 1549] Large White (Pieris brassicae) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Common in gardens, market gardens, allotments and farmland; 0-1000 m (0-2600 m in Europe) throughout much of the British Isles, arriving as a migrant in significant numbers in most years; mainland Europe and Fennoscandia. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 57-66 mm. Larva feeds on Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts and Nasturtium, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

Flightime guide

Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 9665
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 9
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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