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Large White


Large White
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Copyright: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (78)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG EX Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-16 14:41
Viewed: 333
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pieris brassicae

The Large White is one of two species (the other being the Small White) that can claim the title of "Cabbage White" that is the bane of allotment holders all over the British Isles. The larva of this species can reach pest proportions, and decimate cabbages to the point that they become mere skeletons of their former selves. The female is distinguished from the male by the presence of 2 black spots, together with a black dash, on the forewing upperside. This is one of the most widespread species found in the British Isles and can be found almost anywhere, including Orkney and Shetland. This species is also known to migrate to the British Isles from the continent, augmenting the resident population in the process.

These guys are probably the cause of why my Kale crop is unusable. The leaf he is on is the most intact of the whole crop!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2018-07-17 11:47]

Hi Moz,nice idea to show thw large white in a different way,good crop and good details too,especially of the eye. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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