Pieris Rapae eggs

pieris-rapae-eggsThe epic battle between team De Santis (my father and I) and team Pieris Rapae (the butterflies that everyday try to lay their eggs on our broccoli plants) is still very much in progress.

Every time we are in the countryside, we monitor the plants as there are always some white butterflies flying around the garden, lying their eggs on the inferior pages of the broccoli leaves. We remove the eggs, or the caterpillars that would hatch from them will devour the plants! Today I took a very close picture of the eggs. Look how interesting they are. It’s a pity we have to remove them, but unfortunately only one team will eat the broccoli… and we want to be it!

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