Sunny day around 75
Not too sure if this is the cabage white or another species.
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.
A battered white cabbage butterfly. I collected the specimen for a global citizen science project www.pierisproject.org
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.
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.