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Pieris rapae

Pieris rapae
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-12-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-24 4:36
Viewed: 1024
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yet another false summer picture when winged insects were still drawing sustenance from small wild flowers despite biting winter weather this December gone by.

Pieris rapae, the small white, is a small to medium-sized butterfly species of the whites-and-yellows 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 color 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.

It is widespread and populations are found across Europe, North Africa, Asia, South America and Great Britain. It has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand. The caterpillar of this species is seen as a pest for commercial agriculture. Often referred to as the "imported cabbage worm" they are a serious pest to cabbage and other mustard family crops.


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Excelente captura!
Cores composição e luz perfeitas!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-01-24 11:53]

Hi Ram,not easy to take this butterfly with the open wings,you were lucky and ready to caught the moment in a great way,the sharpness is excellent and the exposure too is the best for a perfect white,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-01-24 19:07]

Hello Ram,
Great shot of this lovely cabbage white butterfly. It is very unusual to see them with their wings open like this. The exposure is perfect and the detail is excellent. The last one I saw here in Ohio was probably in October. Well done!!

Very Fine Details.
Very Fine Capture.

And please take my pranam.

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