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Large White (Pieris brassicae)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Pieridae (pee-AIR-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Pieris (pee-AIR-iss) (Info)
Species: brassicae

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On Oct 4, 2007, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées,
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

A fairly common butterfly throughout europe, its caterpillars can be a serious pest on the Brassica (cabbage) family of vegetables. It can be seen flying between April and October.

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