58.006 .... B&F 1549
Large White Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....Over a hundred years ago, J.W. Carr stated this butterfly to be ' very plentiful in all parts of the county, but in some seasons rather scarce and that the Spring brood seems to be usually the larger in point of numbers'.  Not much appears to have changed regarding the butterfly's present status in that time and the Large White is indeed, still a very common butterfly with a widespread distribution.
Photographed at Eakring Flash in 2003
Early stages                            
Full grown larva, photographed near King's Clipstone June 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Large White 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Keith and Belinda Lugg. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Nottingham City Council. Meg Skinner. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Barry Lygo. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Peter Acton. Damian Taylor. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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