A Pieris rapae (Cabbage white butterfly) on Linaria purpurea (Purple Toadflax), nearing the end of its time (as evidenced by extensive wing damage) taking a nectaring run through our flower garden.
It also landed on a black nightshade leaf to rest briefly.
Brief description of what you observed
same site description as other Mac entries; recently mown grass
San Diego County, California, US
Observation and photo by Sidney Higgins, sent to email@example.com.
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.