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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris rapae)


  • BND: Cabbage Butterfly; Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • BNA: Cabbage White; Pieris rapae
  • NDC: ARRA
  • Habitat: Ubiquitous in gardens and roadsides in agricultural areas
  • Larval food: Cruciferae, occasionally also Capparidaceae
  • Adult flight: Multiple broods, May-September
  • References: Royer 73, Opler & Krizek 59, Scott 216
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