Large White


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

Almost anywhere

Record distribution and images.

When to look

Late April to late September but better in late summer.

Recorded flight times. Cumulative records. Annual frequency.