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Pieris brassicae


Pieris brassicae
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Copyright: Terry Goldsmith (terrygold) (52)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-09 13:08
Viewed: 2925
Points: 0
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The largest of the 3 pieris species in Ireland where the resident population is supplemented by immigrants. Fairly widespread except in the North West and uplands. A frequent garden visitor or virtually any habitat. There are 2 generations per year which can overlap in late June/early July. It over-winters as a pupa. Thisone was taken in the grounds of Belfast Castle.

Thompson & Nelson


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