Small White butterfly (Latin name – Pieris rapae ) have attacked the young swede plants. The Small White caterpillars have eaten the young leaves and left the growing swedes looking ragged.
There are two types of cabbage white:
* the Large White butterfly – Pieris brassicae * the Small White butterfly – Pieris rapae.
We were so busy watching out for the Large White on the sprouts that we did not notice the Small White butterfly attack the Swedes!
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