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Post by Angela Fuller on Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:25 am

We seem to have a mass of 'Little and Large White butterflies' in the garden just now and few of anything else.  We are not growing any brassica crops so I was wondering why this is....Can anyone advise ?
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Re: Butterflies

Post by Flip on Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:03 pm

It's only the caterpillars that feed on brassica (hence it's name Pieris brassicae) the large white as other butterflies feed on nectar so with all this wet and sunny weather we've been having there is a lot of wild flowers out everywhere which is good for butterflies so it brings them out.
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Post by Angela Fuller on Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:59 am

Yes Flip, I know, but why are there other varieties of butterflies in the garden....seems like the whites have invaded and nothing else is daring to venture in.....
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Re: Butterflies

Post by Flip on Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:54 pm

Probably  because the Small white is the commonest butterfly followed by the Large White therefore the two most prolific species, simples......
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