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Cabbage White

Pieris rapae


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.


All habitats, including bogs, meadows, woods, and backyard gardens.

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1 Comment

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Beautiful capture!

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Springfield, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 21, 2007
Submitted on Oct 23, 2011

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