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Spotted outside my window on a clematis seed head in my garden . An attractive butterfly but it was accidently introduced to North America in the 1860s. Very common now and considered a pest because the caterpillars eat cabbage and many other crucifers and related plants. Adults nectar from a very wide array of plants, including mustard, dandelion, red clover, aster, and mint.
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