Pieris [Artogeia] brassicae (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Pieridae)


Male

Female


Larva


Pupa

Forewing Length: 28-33mm, Wingspan: 50-65mm; Proboscis Length: 15-16mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
April - September
(4-10 Days)
April - November
(Earliest: 2.7)
(Winter)
(Earliest: 5.9)
April - October
(Earliest: 9.4)
(2-4 Generations)
Migratory

Protective Chemicals
Glucosinolates Allylglucosinolate, Allylisothiocyanate, Allylthiocyanate
Attractant Chemicals
Glucosinolates Glucobrassicin, Glucocapparin, Glucosinalbin,
Glucotropaeolin, Methylglucosinolate, Sinalbin, Sinigrin
Deterrent Chemicals
Cardiac Glycosides Strophanthidin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Several Brassicaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Rubus fruticosus Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Geranium robertianum Nectar

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar

Vicia cracca Nectar
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Phryxe vulgaris Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Predators:
Chrysopa perla Larva

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Pieris brassicae
UK Butterflies Large White
Nature Spot: Large White - Pieris brassicae
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Pieris brassicae
Lepiforum: Pieris brassicae


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