Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) is an insect pest of Cabbage Family. It is a native of Europe, Africa and Asia and was first detected in Northeastern USA.
Scattered reports of the Large White from the northeastern United States (New York, Rhode Island and Maine) over the past century are of a dubious nature and indicate either accidental transport or intentional release. Such introductions threaten to establish this agricultural pest in North America. .For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.