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Lepidoptera of the month: Large white and small white butterflies

Here’s my Lepidopteran of the Month series. You might choose to follow my ‘butterfly’ tag for other posts in this series. Today, a day late for July, let’s admire the cabbage whites. Admire them? Well, more likely loathe them. For … Continue reading

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The extraordinary diversity of Brassica oleracea

Originally posted on The Botanist in the Kitchen:
Before the caterpillars attacked: Red Russian kale seedlings Jeanne turns her frustration with caterpillars in her garden into an exploration of the botany behind an extraordinary species:  Brassica oleracea. White cabbage butterflies…

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