This is the infamous ‘cabbage white’ butterfly that can be seen almost anywhere from February-March to the end of October. Its larger size separates it from the small white. It is very common and can be seen along tracks, in cultivated fields and in any type of humanized area. It lays its eggs on cabbages and similar plants and can be a pest in some places where cabbages are commercially grown. Migrants arrive in Menorca in May-June and at the end of October, the latter heading south from continental Europe. In Mediterranean environments like the Balearic Islands it is scarcest at the height of summer. It hibernates as a chrysalis.
Scientific name: Pieris brassicae
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