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Small White (female)

Pieris rapae


The two spots on the forewing indicates this is a female. (Seen in second and third picture)


As plants in the Mustard family are both caterpillar hosts and food host plants, and our yards have a great deal of (invasive) wild garlic mustard, the Cabbage White is by far the most common butterfly we have.


These were introduced to North America "somewhere around 1860" (- wikipedia)

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 9, 2013

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