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Large White; Mariposa de la col

Pieris brassicae

Description:

Large white facing a small crab spider. Its wings are white with black tips on the forewings. The female also has two black spots on each forewing. The underside of each wing is a pale greenish and serves as excellent camouflage when at rest. The black markings are generally darker in the summer brood. Large white butterfly wingspan reaches 5 to 6.5 cm on average.

Habitat:

Pine tree forest in the mountains. Parque Natural de Sierra de Gredos

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

You are completely right, bayucca. I changed the identification. Thanks a lot!!

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

This is probably a Large White, Pieris brassicae.

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.35, Long: -5.11

Spotted on May 17, 2015
Submitted on Jun 19, 2015

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