Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network

Cabbage White

Cabbage White Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Warrenville, DuPage County, Illinois
August 29, 2008

The female Cabbage White has a grey forewing apex with two postmedial dots. Note that the spots aren't always round! If you can identify the sex of the Cabbage White, you checked well enough know that it wasn't one of the other Pieridaes. Don't make assumptions; make a habit of checking.

Photo by Tori Graham

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