Cabbage White Butterfly

The cabbage white (Pieris rapae) were introduced to America from Europe around 1860, they spread quickly and are now found all over the world. This butterfly can fly over 160 kilometres in its lifetime.

The caterpillars of the cabbage white feeds on plants from the Mustard family, including cabbages and radishes. Young caterpillars feed on the underside of the leaves while older caterpillars feed on the upper-side and rest along the leaf veins.


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