Name: Large White
Scientific name: Pieris brassicae
Nature Stars: 20
About: A medium sized white butterfly, with a wingspan of about 6cm. Adults fly between April and October. A very common butterfly, often seen flying slowly over cabbage patches. They are common in farmland, in gardens and allotments. The foodplants are members of the cabbage family.
How to identify: A large white butterfly, with black tips and two black spots on the front wings. Larger than the other white butterflies.
Where: Found across the country, although scarcer in the north of Scotland.
Fantastic fact: Also known as the Cabbage White.
Photograph credit: Keith Warmington/www.warmies.co.uk