White Cabbage Butterfly - Pieris rapae

MotherNature

Green Lane, United States

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Cabbage butterflies are now found world wide and are sometimes considered pests on such plants as cabbages. Their rather plain look gets them confused with moths at times.

They prefer to inhabit open spaces and are strong fliers. Dawn and dusk seem to be the only times they don’t like to be active, and they can be seem in large clouds flying about plants where they can feed on nectar. The caterpillars eat plants that are members of the mustard family (including cabbage and kale) and destroy many dollars worth of crops.

These butterflies do not hibernate, and during mild weather they can be seen flitting about as early as January or February as far north as Washington, DC., USA.

This picture was taken June 7, 2012, in Green Lane, PA, USA.

For more picture and some terific pictures, visit:

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/cabba...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieris_rapae

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