Small Cabbage White
Male, topside Wings
Ellura
Giant Mt Lofty Earthworm
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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:     🔍Female, topside 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.

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)