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I need an ID on this butterfly/moth
Location: Springfield, Mo., USA
December 2, 2010 10:12 am
I need some help identifying this butterfly on my chives.
Signature: Tom Redican

Cabbage White

Hi Tom,
The Cabbage White butterfly was accidentally introduced from Europe around 1860, and it is now established across the continent.  The Cabbage White is an important pest of cultivated plants in the cabbage family and the caterpillars eat holes in the leaves.  You can read about the Cabbage White on BugGuide.

Cabbage White

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