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All Names

  • Catalan
    • Blanqueta de la col
  • Spanish
    • Blanquita de la col
    • Mariposa blanca de la col
  • English
    • Cabbage White
    • Small White
    • Cabbage Butterfly
    • Small Cabbage White
    • White Butterfly
    • Pepe Ma
    • Cabbage white butterfly
  • German
    • Kleiner Kohlweißling
    • Rübenweißling
  • Scientific Names
    • Pieris rapae
    • Artogeia rapae
  • Dutch
    • Klein koolwitje
  • Italian
    • Cavolaia minore
    • Rapaiola
  • Japanese
    • モンシロチョウ
  • Portuguese
    • Borboleta-das-couves
    • Branca-das-couves
    • Lagarta-das-couves
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 菜粉蝶
  • French
    • piéride du chou
  • Russian
    • Белянка репная
    • Репница

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Recent observations

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

enricoschifani

Date

January 27, 2016

Place

Tenerife (Google, OSM)

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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cesarpollo5

Date

September 27, 2015

Place

Salamanca (Google, OSM)

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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butterflies4fun

Date

January 31, 2016 11:48 AM CST

Description

Sunny day around 75

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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jmaughn

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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tangatawhenua

Date

January 29, 2016

Place

Ngataki (Google, OSM)

Description

Not too sure if this is the cabage white or another species.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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fmgee

Date

August 7, 2013 08:44 PM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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fmgee

Date

April 16, 2013 03:50 PM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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butterflies4fun

Date

January 29, 2016 12:45 PM CST

Description

Sunny day in the low 70's. Very windy.

I believe this may have eclosed today as it was having issues flying. I do have a mustard plant in the backyard that had caterpillars on it in Dec.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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siobhanleachman

Date

January 29, 2016 02:23 PM NZDT

Description

A battered white cabbage butterfly. I collected the specimen for a global citizen science project www.pierisproject.org

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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dkinto

Date

May 23, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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smwhite

Date

October 2, 2015 12:59 PM EDT

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

January 27, 2016

Place

Ohinewai (Google, OSM)

Description

we have masses of these, which I don't know if that is a good sign or bad one!

Interestingly the kale inside the berry / bird cage doesn't seem to have caterpillars on them. Clearly the white butterflies don't like going through the mesh.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also known as the Small Cabbage White and in New Zealand, simply as White Butterfly. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White.

No range data available.