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|In some parts of the world the Cabbage White is considered a pest, but here in the Illinois it is just another butterfly. They are more abundant than most other butterflies, but they do very little damage to crops as they do in other places. That may be because the major crops in our area are corn and soy beans. |
The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small to mid-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae.
Species: P. rapae
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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They are common but still beautiful and very difficult to photograph because of their size and by being always on the move. I like the effect of its moving wing with the other well detailed one. Tones of colors and exposure are natural in good composition. Thanks,
Nice warm color and well composed, good POV.
Well detailed and sharp within your DOF, the inner wing textures look great.
- [2009-02-08 18:23]
Excellent macro Bob,
Very sharp with good DOF. Love the rich colors and the nice composition!! Well done!!
- [2009-02-08 18:45]
Excellent macro.Great POV and sharp image.Good detail and outstanding colors.