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Small Cabbage White Butterfly

Pieris rapae


From Wiki: Small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also known as the Small Cabbage White and in New Zealand, simply as White Butterfly.[1] The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White.


It is widespread and populations are found across Europe, North Africa, Asia, and Great Britain. It has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where it causes damage to cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops. The caterpillars is referred to as the "imported cabbageworm" because it causes crop damage.

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Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Oct 2, 2013

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