Cabbage white butterfly

These delightful looking butterflies are the parents of very hungry caterpillars which love to feast on your Brassicas.

Cabbage white butterfly

How to identify cabbage white butterflies

The cabbage white butterfly is white with distinct black spots on the wings and is around 40mm across. The butterfly lays its eggs on the underside of leaves. The larvae of caterpillars hatch from the eggs and then feed on the leaves or fruit, so it’s the caterpillar of the cabbage white butterfly that is doing the damage.

The caterpi...

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