Definitely Not...........

By KarenFB
...........A Cabbage White! (No such butterfly)

This is a Large White - on Rhubarb. Smile

Thanks to one of the Juniors treating us to Otter shots, I have been tempted to go to a butterfly and Otter centre today (Buckfastleigh)! Smile Hopefully I shall find one or two subjects to photograph!

Tags: Butterfly Insect Large white Wildlife and nature


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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 7:23AM
Oh come on, Cabbage White is a common name for this and for the Small White. See

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=brassicae

And

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/advice/pests_and_diseases/identifier.shtml?cabbage_white_butterflies

Not a bad photo of it though.

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KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
19 Aug 2013 7:33AM
Hi Lynne, your first link has the correct title...............then tells us there are 2 butterflies which "'claim' (doesn't mean they're right!! Wink) the name" and your second link............Well!! The BBC should be ashamed of themselves!! Wink (lol)

I think it's one of those topics which we'll have to agree to disagree!! Grin
19 Aug 2013 7:34AM
Not bad at all.
Looks like a friendly little creature - soon to be joined by about 2 billion fellow whites as they hatch.
Good picture, Karen.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
19 Aug 2013 7:34AM
A good capture, Karen. I think they're known as cabbage whites because they insist on laying their eggs on the underside of cabbage leaves, and the wretched caterpillars can have a wonderful feast when they emerge, without having to travel any distance Wink Carol
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 6:45PM
Good to see you pointing out the correct name for these fellas

Adrian
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Aug 2013 6:49PM
There are large cabbage whites and small cabbage whites and they both wreak havoc in the garden and at the allotment, thankfully this one is on a rhubarb leaf!Wink
19 Aug 2013 10:47PM
Nice shot. Cathy

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