Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 979431

Observation date: June 14, 2014
Date notes: .
Submitted by: microbe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found a caterpillar in lettuce. I thought it was a Cabbage White Bufferfly then fed it. After 3 days, it turned into a chrysalis and then two weeks after it transformed into the moth in the pictures. My concern is I don't know where the lettuce originated. I live in Ontario, Canada and often lettuce is imported from California. I'd like to release it but I'm not sure if I can.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Jim Edsall
Verified date: July 17, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario