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Cabbage whites on Lavender

Observed: 16th August 2013 By: landman

This year 12 Cabbage Whites are found on the Lavender and Buddlia at any one time. Often as many as 20+ when in full sun.
Other species include Peacock, Tortoiseshell,Comma, Silverwashed Fritilliary, Brimstone,Red Admiral, Orange Tip, and Gatekeeper. All these in single or very small numbers, as usual.
Only the Cabbage Whites are in such unusual profusion.
I wonder why ?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cabbage White (Pieris brassicae) interacts


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ID comment

You are probably right but from the image the only butterfly that I could definitely put an ID to is the lowest one dead centre which looks like a Green-veined White.