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Borboleta-da-couve (Brassica butterfly)

Leptophobia sp.


Leptophobia is a Neotropical genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. They are considered pests by some, because they feed on economically important plants in the Brassicaceae, Tropaeolaceae, Solanaceae families, including the Brassica, Tropaeolum, Cleome, Solanum, Rorippa and Podandrogyne genuses.


A small town surrounded by cultivated fields.


The other photos in the series show the butterfly emerging from its cocoon and expanding its wings.

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Thank you Tukup.

Tukup 2 years ago

Nice series Sergio. They are so pretty when still fresh and un-battered. Thanks.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Thank you Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Super series Sergio.

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

SC, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 29, 2019
Submitted on Aug 29, 2019

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