Making The Next Generation

Large White Pieris brassicae mating

Large White (Pieris brassicae) mating, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.

15 thoughts on “Making The Next Generation

  1. Great photo. I thought for a minute it was a two headed creature – a head at each end. Lol

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  2. A few cabbage butterflies have recently showed up in my garden. Altho’ the common names are the same I think we may have a different species (Pieris rapae). Superficially at least they look the same. (Both females have 2 black spots on their wings.) From what I can tell you have both in the UK — P. rapae being a bit smaller. Confusion reigns (at least with me!)

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    1. Yes, you are right, Sally. P. rapae, the Small White is very similar to the Large White, and we have both here. They can be confusing, for me too 🙂

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      1. Yup. It’s hard to get close enough with a ruler to measure them. Don’t know why that would be …

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