Large White Butterfly

Pieris brassicae

Large White Butterfly female top Large White Butterfly side

The Large White butterfly, one of the two "cabbage whites", has a heavy black corner which goes all the way round the forewing edge (unlike that of the Small White which stops short).

It is usually slightly larger than the Small White. The female (left) has two black spots on the topside forewing; the male (right) has no spots on the topside. Both have two spots on the underside.

Large White Butterfly Large White Butterfly
Large White Butterfly female Large White Butterfly Large White Butterfly side

The female also has a black streak on the topside (not always clear) as well as the two black spots. Wingspan is 55-65mm.

 
Large White Butterfly male Large White Butterfly male Large White Butterfly

The male has no streak or spots on topside.

 
   
   
Small White Butterfly Green-veined White Butterfly Orange-tip Canary Large White Butterfly

Small White

Green-veined White

Orange-tip

Canary Large White

       
       
Large White caterpillar    
 

Caterpillar of Large White butterfly