Pat and Jim Bone record the butterflies at Three Hagges Wood-Meadow as part of our on-going research. You can download the 2016 Butterfly Record Sheet by Pat and Jim Bone below
The life cycles of the Lepidoptera, the Butterflies and Moths, can appear mysterious to the beginner. But knowing how it works is both fascinating and useful if you’re interested in studying these creatures.
Pat and Jim Bone who record the butterflies at Three Hagges Wood-Meadow raised some Large White butterflies, Pieris brassicae, from egg to adult, and photographed every stage. This provided an opportunity for us to explain and illustrate the whole process, which is basically very similar for all the Lepidoptera, although it varies in detail from species to species.
You can download the life cycle document here.