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Cabbage Butterfly

Pieris sp.

Description:

White butterfly.

Habitat:

Urban garden attached to a home in a quiet residential area.

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3 Comments

gratography
gratography a year ago

Hi,

It looks like one of the most common white butterflies in the Western world at least, the Cabbage White. The caterpillars eat plants in the cabbage family.

They were imported, unintentionally, into the United States and now exist in every state.

See for example
https://greennature.com/new-jersey-butte...

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Thanks Daniele and gratography...I am going with Pieris sp....at least the spotting now has a genus name till I can figure out the species epithet. Many thanks to you both.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Hi gratography! Cabbage White can refer to the Small White (Pieris rapae), or the Large White (Pieris brassicae). Which one are you suggesting?

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

St Albans, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 27, 2017
Submitted on Oct 12, 2017

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