Female, Switzerland, September 2006
Female, Gibraltar, February 2007
Male, Gibraltar, February 2007
Female, June 2005, Switzerland
The same female
Val d'Aran, July 2002
Suffolk, July 2002 (the male is on the right)
Large whites are common butterflies all over Europe though they are migrants and their populations may vary dramatically from year to year. They are regarded as pests of cabbage plantations but frankly I think we should learn to share. Summer without cabbage whites would not be the same.