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.

Key Facts

Family:pieridae
Size (Male):44mm
Size (Female):44mm
Mature Larva Length:27mm
Months of Flight:a:12:{i:0;s:3:"jan";i:1;s:3:"feb";i:2;s:3:"mar";i:3;s:3:"apr";i:4;s:3:"may";i:5;s:3:"jun";i:6;s:3:"jul";i:7;s:3:"aug";i:8;s:3:"sep";i:9;s:3:"oct";i:10;s:3:"nov";i:11;s:3:"dec";}
Abundance:common
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