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Pieris rapae


Pieris rapae
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Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro, RAW ISO 400
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-20 13:38
Viewed: 3632
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hope i correctly identified this species
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The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small to mid-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also commonly known as the Small Cabbage White. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White.

It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.

In appearance it looks like a smaller version of the Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black tips to the forewings. Females also have two black spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles. It is sometimes mistaken for a moth due to its plain-looking appearance.


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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3885)
  • [2008-08-20 14:03]

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Marx

beautiful capture of this white but not sure if the bg distracts too much. i like the echo of the wing shapes though.

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