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Small White Cabbage butterfly

Pieris rapae

Description:

This is a White Cabbage butterfly, but a rarity - yellow.

Habitat:

My yard in the Poconos, PA


No species ID suggestions

4 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

One expert on moths and butterflies suggested as a possibility that this butterfly as a caterpillar ate mustard seeds causing the yellow as an adult. Any comments? This is the 3rd "odd" yellow insect I have discovered. 2 caterpillars and now this small cabbage white butterfly.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

Keith, yes, I have a friend who is an expert in moths and butterflies. He is looking into it.

keithp2012
keithp2012 2 years ago

There are many yellow butterfly species in the Sulfur family, are you sure it isnt one of these? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphur_but...

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Fant√°stica!!!!

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 41.03, Long: -75.67

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012

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