Pieris brassicae female
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|Pieris brassicae / Large White / Groot koolwitje / Großer Kohlweißling / Papillon du chou.|
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.
Early may till the end of june and early july till early september.
Common. This butterfly can be found in various types of biotopes.
The Large White is resident throughout Europe and North Africa. It sometimes shows migratory behaviour.
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.
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Nice capture with very good BG.
Also I liked the flower in the pic:)
- [2006-04-09 11:48]
Stunning photo of this Pieridae Harm!
Stunning on details!
Very beautiful colours!
Very good BG!
Keep on going and TFS!
- [2006-04-09 13:14]
Very nice portrait of this common butterfly. Good details, composition with interesting flower, POV. I like it!
Wow.... this is fantastic. You have composed this really well. Exposure is spot on. Colours are great. Clarity and detail are excellent. Nice work. :-)