Small White Butterfly

Small White Butterfly - Pieris rapae Pieris rapae
Wingspan: Up to 2.2" (5.7 cm)
Flies: April - October
Family: Pieridae
Small White Butterfly

This is similar to the Large White with a less dense and smaller patch on the wing tip.

The female has 2 black spots on the upper side of the forewing.  The male has one or none at all.

The caterpillar of this butterfly is a serious pest on cabbages and other vegetables.

Small White Butterfly - Pieris rapae
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