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Pieris brassicae (Large White; Cabbage White)

Synonyms: Pieris brassicae ottonis; Pieris brassicae var. brassicoides

Wikipedia Abstract

(For the breed of swine, see Large White pig.) Pieris brassicae, the large white, also called cabbage butterfly, cabbage white, cabbage moth (erroneously), or in India the large cabbage white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is a close relative to the small white, Pieris rapae. The large white is common throughout Europe, North Africa, Asia even through the Himalayas.
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Litter Size [1]  1,100

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Apechthis compunctor[4]
Cotesia glomerata[4]
Hyposoter ebeninus[3]
Pimpla rufipes (Black Slip Wasp)[4]
Stenopogon sabaudus[5]



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1Body size, egg size, and their interspecific relationships with ecological and life history traits in butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea, Hesperioidea), Enrique García-Barros, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2000), 70: 251–284
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Ecology of Commanster
5Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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