Cabbage White

Pieris rapae

Genus Pieris
Subfamily Whites
Family Whites and Sulpurs
All Massachusetts Species


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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Common to abundant
Flight Period Early March to late November
Notes Probably the most commonly observed butterfly through the year
Overwintering Pupa
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Cabbage White - Pieris rapae

Cabbage White

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 7/30/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Cabbage White - Pieris rapae

Cabbage White

Photo © Marj Rines - 6/19/1999

Female

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Cabbage White - Pieris rapae

Cabbage White

Photo © Marj Rines - 7/5/2001

Male

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Cabbage White - Pieris rapae

Cabbage White

Photo © Marj Rines - 7/25/2002

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Cabbage White - Pieris rapae

Cabbage White

Photo by Frank Model - 8/29/2005
South Deerfield
Female

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Cabbage White - Pieris rapae

Cabbage White

Photo by Frank Model - 9/23/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Puddling without Puddle

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Cabbage White - Pieris rapae

Cabbage White

Photo by Frank Model - 6/19/2007
Amherst
Mating

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