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cabbage white

any large white butterfly of the genus Pieris, esp the Eurasian species P. brassicae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and related vegetables: family Pieridae
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Male monarchs and cabbage whites both vie for mates in what's called scramble competition, essentially a free-for-all race among males.
Water frequently until the plants are established and cover with fine mesh netting to keep cabbage whites off them.
A clump of nettles will attract red admiral, peacock and small tortoiseshell butterflies; and nasturtiums - such great little plants with their gorgeous flowers are irresistible to cabbage whites.
The kitchen garden is organic and great for Cabbage Whites.
Seeds and fertilisers are so efficient today, there is surely enough for all God's creatures in the Garden of Eden, even if we do moan over much, because of yet another wet weekend in June and the cabbage whites.
Then there's the cabbage white, the eternal scourge of gardeners wreaking fluttering havoc on carefully tended brassicas.