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Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Attributes of Pieris rapae
Family: Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)
Subfamily: Whites (Pierinae)
Identification: Upperside of wings white; forewing with black tip. Two submarginal black spots in female, one in male. Underside of hindwing and forewing apex evenly yellow-green or gray-green. Spring and fall short-day form is smaller, less yellow, with reduced black areas.
Life history: Males patrol for females. Females lay single eggs on undersides of host leaves. Chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: Two to three in northern part of range; 7-8 in the south. It is usually the first butterfly to emerge in spring.
Wing span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 inches (4.5 - 5.8 cm).
Caterpillar hosts: Many plants in the mustard (Brassicaceae) family and occasionally some in the caper family (Capparidaceae).
Adult food: Flower nectar from a very wide array of plants including mustards, dandelion, red clover, asters, and mints.
Habitat: Almost any type of open space including weedy areas, gardens, roadsides, cities, and suburbs.
Range: From central Canada south through the United States (except Florida Keys, southern Louisiana, and South Texas) to northwest Mexico.
NatureServe Global Status: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management needs: Ensure control steps do not affect other invertebrate fauna.
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Nice compositio, but slighty OOF,
- [2008-07-19 10:08]
Despite some softness of the image, its idea, pictured scene at whole and composition of the shot are simply great. I also like wonderful colour palette and impressive combination of lights and darks. My best wishes and TFS.
- [2008-07-19 11:11]
Very interesting scene,wonderful colours,good BG interesting light.Well made on the organization and the sharpness. The composition is excellent one.
wonderful colour composition is excellent
You know I do the flying b-fly thing..So I know how difficult this is.
Very good details of the near wing, head, & body here.
The red flower balances your comp well, and adds great color/interest.
The dark BG works well also.
- [2009-02-07 23:22]
Bonjour Didier !
Wow, moi je suis contente quand j'arrive à faire une photo d'un papillon sur une fleur, alors en vol, je n'ose même pas en rêver ! :-) Le papillon n'est peut-être pas tout à fait aussi net, mais on voit néanmoins de jolis détails, et j'aime bien sa pose. La composition de l'image est très belle, tout comme l'arrière-plan sombre qui fait ressortir le papillon et la fleur rouge. Félicitations !