Credit: NEIL BROMHALL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Timelapse footage of cabbage white caterpillars (Pieris brassicae) hatching. After hatching the caterpillars first eat their egg cases, and then the soft tissues of the leaves on which they were laid. As the name implies, the cabbage white prefers cabbages and related plants (called brassicas). These plants contain high levels of mustard-oil glucosides, pungent chemicals that impart a foul taste to the caterpillars, which helps to deter potential predators. The caterpillars are voracious, and can cause severe damage to their host plants. They are a major pest of cultivated cabbages, cauliflower, swede and other brassicas. The butterfly is widespread across Europe, Asia and north Africa. Filmed in the UK.

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Cabbage white caterpillars, timelapse

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