big butterfly count

Large White

Upperside

  • Plain brilliant white with a black tip at the top, extending down the side of the wing
  • Female has very obvious double black spots on the forewing

Underside

  • White with a dusting of yellow
Size

Large

Distribution

Widespread throughout Britain and Ireland

Habitat

A common butterfly found in a variety of habitats particularly gardens and allotments where cabbages are grown

 

Similar Species

Small White has much smaller black patch at wing tip on upperside


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