eggs from a Cabbage White ?

by Caro
(Cape Town)

The eggs

The eggs

That white butterfly on the mustard flower looks like a Cabbage White, and the interwebs says we'll soon have a "brassica massacre"... These do look very like the eggs of the Cabbage White, egg-shaped and standing on end in a small dense patch.

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Oct 16, 2017
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let the cabbage games begin
by: Caroline

Counter measures: attract birds by putting out a feeding tray - done, encourage birds to nest with plenty of vegetation tangle (nestlings often subsist on a diet of pure insects) - done, encourage diversity in the garden, for predators on the cabbage butterfly - done, even to the extent of having large woodpiles and compost heaps and lots of weeds, for ecological purposes of course, plant trap crops nearby, like nasturtiums - nope. I'm hoping we have enough cabbages that will bear seed. The season is over, the leaves are no longer palatable anyway....but what about next year ? It remains only to wait and watch as the ecosystem strikes back .. or doesn't ????

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