Cabbage White (pest)
Pieris rapae

A common butterfly in the Adelaide area. Considered a pest species, accidentally introduced to Australia in the late 1920’s. Caterpillars feed on herbaceous garden plants and vegetables.

You can learn a lot more about this butterfly, on the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)

Key Facts

Size (Male):44mm
Size (Female):44mm
Mature Larva Length:27mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec
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