Small Grass-yellow Butterfly
Female laying eggs
Small Cabbage White
Male, topside Wings
|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:||Underside Wings|
|Other name:||Cabbage White|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), 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.