Small Cabbage White
Underside Wings
Ellura
Small Cabbage White
Female, topside Wings
 
    
Small Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: White & Yellow Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Pieridae)
Species: Small Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
This Photo:     Male, topside Wings
Other name: Cabbage White

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Males have one black spot per forewing, while females have 2. They both have one spot on each hindwing.
This is not obvious and it's easy to confuse the male's forewing spot and hindwing spot as 2 spots on one wing.

Copyright © 2010- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Jan-2010
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)