Cabbage White Butterfly (female) - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Pieris (Artogeia)
Species: Rapae
Updated February 12 2017
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Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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4 species
Female has two spots on forewing, male has one - also
known as Small White
Cabbage White Butterfly (male) - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Pieris (Artogeia)
Species: Rapae
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Female has two spots on forewing, male has one - also
known as Small White
Cabbage White Butterflies (mating) - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Pieris (Artogeia)
Species: Rapae
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Female has two spots on forewing, male has one - also
known as Small White
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Cabbage White Butterfly larva - approx. 3 cm
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Pieris (Artogeia)
Species: Rapae
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Colias
Species: Eurytheme
Also known as Alfalfa Sulphur - similar to Clouded Sulphur
(C. philodice - see above) - perches with wings closed -
also spelled Sulfur
Orange Sulphur Butterfly - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Updated November 23 2016
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Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Colias
Species: Philodice
Also known as Common Sulphur - similar to Orange
Sulphur (C. eurytheme - see below) - perches with wings
closed - also spelled Sulfur
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Updated August 16 2014
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Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Colias
Species: Eurytheme
Same as above
Orange Sulphur Butterfly - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Updated November 23 2016
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Cabbage White Butterfly (female) on Purple Loosestrife - wingspan approx. 5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Cabbage White Butterfly (male) - wingspan approx. 5 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2014
Cabbage White Butterfles (mating) on White Sweet Clover - wingspan approx. 5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2010
Orange Sulphur Butterfly on Canada Goldenrod - wingspan approx. 5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2011
Cabbage White Butterfly larva on Mustard species - approx. 3 cm - East Don Valley (Milne Hollow) - August 2011
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly - wingspan approx. 5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - June 2012
Orange Sulphur Butterfly - wingspan approx. 5 cm - Mount Pleasant Cemetery - September 2013
Updated February 12 2017
Updated February 12 2017
Updated February 12 2017
Mustard White Butterfly - approx. 3 cm
Family: Pieridae (Whites & Sulphurs)
Genus: Pieris (Artogeia)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Mustard White Butterfly - wingspan 3 to 5 cm - York Regional Forest (Hollidge Tract) - June 2016
Species: Oleracea
Spring form - summer form lacks gray scales along veins of
hindwing underside - lacks the black spots of the Cabbage
White (see above)