There are two butterflies which are more commonly called ‘cabbage whites’ and as its name suggests the Large White is bigger than the Small White. The Large White is one of the most widely distributed butterflies in Cumbria. Although numbers fluctuate from year to year they should be seen easily and more particularly in late summer when their numbers are boosted by migrants from Europe.
Where to look
When to look
Late April to late September but better in late summer.