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Cabbage White Butterfly

Pieris rapae

Description:

"Best distinguished from other whites by the black spots on the upperside of the forewing, and the yellow hindwing below. Adult: upperside of wings white or pale yellowish-white with black tip on forewing; upperside of female forewing has two black spots; male has one. Both sexes have one black spot well out along front margin on upperside of hindwing. Underside of forewing white with yellowish apex and two black discal spots in both sexes; underside of hindwing uniformly pale yellow in both sexes." -BugGuide

Habitat:

Backyard on Lantana and unknown bush. "Throughout North America and many parts of the world." - BugGuide


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2 Comments

Thanks Gerardo. Lucky shot :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Very cool Cindy:)

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05

Spotted on May 22, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2012

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