Large White (Pieris brassicae)
Cheshire local information
When to see: May-September
Where to see: Almost anywhere; but especailly gardens and alloments where cabbages and nasturtiums and other related plants are grown
Caterpillar food plant: Cabbage family (Brassicas)
Cheshire status: An abundant and widespread resident with numbers sometimes augmented by immigrants. Double-brooded with the second emergence larger than the first and even a partial third brood in some years - recorded throughout the season. A highly mobile buterfly species that occurs in a wide-range of habitats, especially allotments and crop fields.