Small photogrpah of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 30 April 2011
Small photogrpah of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 10 May 2012
Small image of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 26 May 2013
Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 1 June 2013
Small photogrpah of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
18 July 2009
Small photogrpah of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
24 July 2010
Large White
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Great Yeldham
Female. 6 August 2013
Small photogrpah of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 13 August 2012
Small photogrpah of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 1 Sept 2011
Small photogrpah of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 1 Sept 2011

The Large White, Pieris brassicae

The Large White is a fairly common butterfly in Yeldham, but not usually more than the odd one or two being seen at a time.

There are normally two broods per year, sometimes three. The larvae feed on cabbage family plants and can be a major pest on cultivated cabbages. Large Whites over-winter as pupae.

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External links to the Large White pages at: British Butterflies by Steven Cheshire . UK Butterflies by Peter Eeles
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Adults in flight: MOST SEEN on ANY ONE DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Large White sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.
March April May June July August Sept
2011 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 2 1 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 11 29 11 5 3 3 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 22 12 6 2 3 7 8

Adults in flight: AVERAGE SIGHTINGS PER COUNTING DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Large White sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.         All species
March April May June July August Sept
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.3 0 0.1 0.1 0 0 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.1 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 1.3 0.9 0.3 0 0 0.4 5.3 17 6.1 2.1 0.9 0.3 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 0 0.3 3.6 9.3 6.3 3.3 0.5 0.9 3.2 3.3

Weather notes:
2011. July - early August very wet.
2012. April - mid July very wet. August to mid September dry.
2013. Winter wet, March and early April, very cold. The rest of the spring was mostly cold. July, mostly very warm. August, warm.
2014. Winter very wet, mild. Spring was early, colder in mid April. Summer to early August, warm without a drought.
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