Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Large WhitePieris brassicae

Male upperside                                                              Male underside

Alien species, recently invaded South Africa from Cape Town. Confined to coastal regions of southwestern Cape as far as Plettenburg Bay. Flies in summer months.
Identification
Wingspan 50-55 mm. Male and female similar.
Behaviour
Flies throughout the day. Strong flier, sometimes stops at flowers
Larval foodplants
Various