Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Cabbage White
Pieris rapae

Observation date: October 06, 2022
Submitted by: EvSherr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly was nectaring on the same patch of asters on which I had previously seen an Orange Sulfur, many Sachem skippers (which were still on the patch), and an American Lady. Cabbage Whites were the most common species of butterfly noted in my Eugene neighborhood this summer - they were all over the place. Warm clear day. Photo of aster patch included.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Lane County