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Pieris rapae

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6 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Try to get one like this or open wing shot to see the edge of the forewing:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/116...

Alessio
Alessio 8 years ago

I shot this photo at work, there are a lot of this butterflys, tomorrow i'll try to keep a better one! :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I know, but: A large Small White might be larger than a small Large White or they might be from the same size or the Large White might even be smaller than the Small White. So, size is not a very valuable criteria. The only safe criteria is the black patch at the apex of the forewing. I Brassicae this patch is extending BELOW the black spot that means below the 5th vein. If it is ABOVE this black spot (about the 3rd vein) and more horizontal than triangular) than it is Rapae. I can't see it perfectly but I have the impression that the black tip is not extending below the spot, so it is Pieris rapae.

Alessio
Alessio 8 years ago

Unfortunately not. I can say that it is a Pieris brassicae thanks to the dimensions. :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

It is either Pieris brassicae or Pieris rapae. I can't say for sure with this shot and I would not dare to confirm Pieris brassicae. Do you have another shot of this one?

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

veined Cabbage white?

Alessio
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Boves, Piemonte, Italy

Spotted on Sep 13, 2012
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012

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