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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Small White, Lithuania
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Small White

The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a species of butterfly in the Pieridae family that has a natural range across Europe, Asia, and North Africa and was accidentally introduced to North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand.



Five interesting facts about the Small white:

  • It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 10th edition of Systema Naturae (1758).
  • It can be distinguished by the white color with small black dots on its wings.
  • It has a wingspan of about 4 cm (1.5 in).
  • In the larval stage, it can be a pest on cultivated cabbages, radish, and broccoli.
  • It can fly up to 12 km (7.4 mi) in one flight.

Pieris rapae
Small White, Lithuania
Pieris rapae
Small White, Lithuania
Pieris rapae
Small White, Lithuania

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