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Large White
2005-09-07 18:13:51

The Large White or Cabbage White (Pieris brassicae) is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is common throughout Europe and is often in agricultural areas, meadows or parkland. Its wingspan is 5 to 6.5 cm. The wings are white, with black tips on the forewings of both males and females. The female also has two black spots on each forewing. The female lays batches of 20 to 100 yellow eggs. The...

Small White
2005-07-14 01:34:13

The Small White butterfly (Pieris rapae) flies April-May and July-August. It is sometimes known as the Cabbage White because its caterpillars feed on cabbages. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles, upper are creamy white with dark tips. The female has two dark spots. It is more common than the Large White. The scientific name Artogeia rapae has been applied to this species in...

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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