Thursday, 16 January 2014


The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also known as the Small Cabbage White and in New Zealand, simply as White Butterfly. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White. The butterfly can be distinguished by the white colour with small black dots on its wings. They are distinguished from the smaller size and lack of the black band at the tip of their forewings. Here it is seen feasting on sage flowers.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Winged meme,
and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. lovely photo; I also have the blue salvias growing ... and I do see quite a lot of the Cabbage Butterfly; the two make for a great capture