Butterflies around Torphins Wood 3

On this page we have butterflies in the Pieridae family - the whites, sulphurs and orange tips

Pieris brassicae, Cabbage white, or large white butterfly

Pieris brassicae, Cabbage white butterfly, male, female, drawing showing different wing patterns

Pieris brassicae chrysalis

Pieris brassica caterpillar, cabbage white caterpillar

Pieris brassicae eggs

Eggs and caterpillars are found on plants in the cabbage family from May throughout the summer. Adults are found in a wide variety of habitats.

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Orange tip, Anthocharis cardamines (female)

Orange tip Anthocharis cardamines, butterfly female

Flies from April to June

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Orange tip Anthocharis cardamines, butterfly female