Egg of the Cabbage White
First instar larva, showing poison tipped setae
First instar larva showing the way it ejects dung pellets (frass)
Third instar larva, head to the left
Fourth instar larva, aligned along the vein of a nasturtium leaf, head to the left
Fifth and final instar larva, head to the left
Second instar larva (moulting) showing the poison tipped glandular hairs (setae)
Contrasted image of highly magnified, white based, poison tipped
glandular hairs on the second instar larva
Glandular secretionary hairs on the fifth instar larva
Green colour form
Grey colour form
The pupae normally recline from the vertical,
but are shown here horizontally for display purposes.
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