<< Previous Next >>

Pieris brassicae female

Pieris brassicae female
Photo Information
Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2, European Butterflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-09 10:54
Viewed: 3176
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pieris brassicae / Large White / Groot koolwitje / Großer Kohlweißling / Papillon du chou.

Distinguishing marks:
Large, white butterfly (male: 28-33mm). The black spot at the tip of the upper wings at the upper side is running downwards across the edge of the wings BEYOND the black spot in the middle of the upper wings. No clear veins on the underside of the lower wings. The female has two black spots on the upperside of the upper wings, the male has none.

Flying time
Early may till the end of june and early july till early september.

Common. This butterfly can be found in various types of biotopes.

Foodplant caterpillar
Various Cruciferae

The Large White is resident throughout Europe and North Africa. It sometimes shows migratory behaviour.

Source: http://www.vlinderstichting.nl/butterflyinfo/species/pbrassic.html

The Large White or Cabbage White (Pieris brassicae) is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is common throughout Europe, often in agricultural areas, meadows or parkland. Its wingspan is 5 to 6.5 cm. The wings are white, with black tips on the forewings of both males and females, the female also has two black spots on each forewing. The female lays batches of 20 to 100 yellow eggs. The caterpillars are yellowish green with yellow lines and black spots and feed mainly on plants in the cabbage family and can be a pest on food crops. The chrysalis is also yellowish green with black spots. The species over-winters as a chrysalis.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_White


phlr, red45, coasties has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Albert,
Nice capture with very good BG.
Also I liked the flower in the pic:)


  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-09 11:48]

Stunning photo of this Pieridae Harm!
Stunning on details!
Excellent POV!
Excellent DOF!
Very beautiful colours!
Very good BG!
5* photo!
Keep on going and TFS!

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-04-09 13:14]

Hi Harm!
Very nice portrait of this common butterfly. Good details, composition with interesting flower, POV. I like it!

hi Harm

Wow.... this is fantastic. You have composed this really well. Exposure is spot on. Colours are great. Clarity and detail are excellent. Nice work. :-)

Calibration Check