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Small White

pieris rapae

Description:

Small butterfly, about 2 inch wingspan. Wings look white in flight, but turn almost transparent when still on a leaf (or whatever). Very abundant here in N. California, on the coast.

Habitat:

Anywhere there's flowers.

Notes:

This started as an 'unknown', but now I know...thanks again.

3 species ID suggestions

white cabbage
KarenL
KarenL 3 years ago
Small white
pieris rapae Small White
Liam
Liam 3 years ago
Cabbage White
Pieris rapae

2 Comments

andyarct
andyarct 3 years ago

Thank you all. I love this website! I've had so many doubts cleared up in the last few days!

KarenL
KarenL 3 years ago

Nice pics!

Arcata, California

Lat: 40.87, Long: -124.08

Spotted on Sep 3, 2011
Submitted on Sep 15, 2011

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