Saturday, June 16, 2007

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Cabbage White Pieris rapæ


Wingspan 30-50mm

Larvæ length to 35mm


Adult: upperside of wings white or pale yellowish-white with black tip on forewing; upperside of the female forewing has 2 black spots and the male has 1. Both sexes have one black spot well out along the front margin on the upperside of the hindwing.

Larvæ: Green or bluish-green with a thin yellow dorsal line ( sometimes faint or absent ) and a lateral line composed of pairs of yellow spots. The anterior spot of each pair with a black central dot and the body is covered with short fine hairs.


Through out North America and many parts of the world.


Abundant in many parts of its range.

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