Large White

Name: Large White

Scientific name: Pieris brassicae

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

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.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 10
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: Also known as the Cabbage White.

Photograph credit: Keith Warmington/

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  • Barn_alis
    • Date: 2020-05-30 15:00:47
    • Barn_alis

    They look similar to Cabbage Whites!

  • Wigeonona
    • Date: 2011-06-30 06:02:51
    • Wigeonona

    i see lots of small whites flying around but i dont know about large ones...

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2011-04-23 23:02:26
    • Ottero

    I get quite a lot of these flying around my allotment they are really cool!!!

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-08-03 12:18:32
    • Dolphilor

    they are common here.