Portrait of a Butterfly

The Large White is one of two species (the other being the Small White) that can claim the title of “Cabbage White”. The female is distinguished from the male by the presence of 2 black spots, together with a black dash, on the forewing upperside.

in my garden | butterflies

“You ask what is the use of butterflies. I reply, to adorn the world and delight the eyes of men: to brighten the countryside like so many golden jewels” 17th Century¬† naturalist – John Ray (please click on an image for a larger view) To identify small white and large white you will need to…