Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Fairly common statewide, this introduced species may be declining as reported numbers in the last few years have been less than a decade or two ago. Cabbage Whites have several broods in NC and may be found nearly all year, but it's usually absent in the coldest months of December & January.
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Female
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Washington Co., NC
21 June 2006

Females have 2 spots in the forewing, and males have just one forewing spot.


Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Female
Washington Co., NC
19 June 2004
Male
Watauga Co., NC
27 June 2004

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
St Clair Co., MI
8 July 2003
Washington Co., NC
19 June 2004

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) This very worn Cabbage White had many stains on its wings, giving a pseudo-checkered appearance!

Watauga Co., NC
27 June 2004

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Duke Gardens, Durham Co., NC
18 Aug 2013
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Orange Co., NC
17 Apr 2006
Nectaring on Autumn-olive (Eleagnus umbellata)

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White mated pair

Caswell Co., NC
4 May 2006


Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Female
Pettigrew State Park, Washington Co., NC
21 June 2006
Female
Eagle Meadows west of Sonora Pass, Tuolumne Co., CA
11 July 2007

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Durham Co., NC
8 Apr 2012

Cabbage White caterpillar enjoying its favorite food: Cabbage.

Cabbage Cabbage damage
Durham Co., NC
8 Apr 2012

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Near Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
2 Sep 2013
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Near Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
3 Sep 2013

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
15 Sep 2014
Nectaring on broccoli
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
3 Oct 2014
Nectaring on gray rabbitbrush

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
8 May 2015
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae), mated pair
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
2 May 2016

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
15 Sep 2014
Caterpillar eating broccoli
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
3 Oct 2014
Caterpillar eating broccoli

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Rock Creek, El Paso Co., CO
9 July 2016

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) chrysalis on kale
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
29 June 2015

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) chrysalis on kale
MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
29 June 2015


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