“Cabbage White” by rhoing

“Cabbage White”

Scientifically, “Pieris rapae.” I hardly *ever* get to see top surfaces of this species' wings. My experience has been "wings up" whenever they light on a plant, so I was pleased to be able to get this shot.

From the BugGuide species page, “RAPAE: from the Latin ‘rapa’ (turnip); Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) and other members of the genus such as Brassica rapa (commonly known as Field Mustard or Rape) are members of the mustard family (Brassicaceae, formerly Cruciferae), which are the larval food plants.”

ID’ed as “Pieris rapae” or “Cabbage White”
» BAMONA, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1198201
» BugGuide, https://bugguide.net/node/view/1627680

Species pages—
» BAMONA, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Pieris-rapae
» BugGuide, https://bugguide.net/node/view/3259

[ IMG_4359S78x88Atm :: 250mm ]
We have these here too--they are not very big.
January 18th, 2019  
Great close up!
January 19th, 2019  
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