Cabbage Butterflies

cabbage butterflyCabbage butterflies

Scientific name:
(Lepidoptera : Pieridae)

Facts: The cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae (Linnaeus), is the common white butterfly throughout most of the eastern US. The larvae of this species is a pest when it feeds on cabbage, broccoli, and related crops but it also feeds on many wild host plants. There are several other white butterflies that also share the name as cabbage butterflies.

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