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Cabbage white
Pieris rapae

Cabbage white
Cabbage white
Cabbage white
Cabbage white

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: medium
Overall Color: white
Larval Foods: plants in mustard family
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: extremely common
Description: mostly white, common butterfly, introduced from Europe, pest on cabbage and other cole plants

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 02 Pieridae (whites,sulfurs)
SubFamily: 01 Pierinae (whites)
Genus: Pieris
Species: rapae

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