Summer Lake, Lake Co, July 31

Cabbage White

Pieris rapae

Size: 1.25 - 1.75 inches wingspan

Key ID features:  Males white with one black spot and black apex on FW. Female white with two black spots and black FW apex. Yellowish below.

Similar species:  Mustard White lacks black spots on FW.

 

Host plant: Many species of mustards, including food plants in the cabbage family.

Habitat: Found in most habitat types.

Range: Introduced from Europe.  Found throughout Oregon.

Season: Early March to early November

Abundance: Abundant

 

Conservation Status: Secure

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