As kids, we always called this Small White Butterfly a cabbage moth. My dad had wonderful vegetable gardens and – cringe – he had us using our tennis racquets as weapons of mass destruction when these butterflies came to lay eggs.



These days, they get free rein in my garden, no matter what their caterpillars eat. Here, it is in the abelia bush.


Thanks for looking. Stay safe.


Butterflies & Moths

Pieris rapae: small cabbage white butterfly


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        • Thanks for your kind thoughts. My husband and I live in a small rural town, on the outskirts. Being at home, under the same rules as you posted for Portugal, isn’t onerous, for we were homebodies anyway – when we weren’t out with the camper-trailer. We can handle two weeks between shopping trips, easily. Take care. 🙂

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          • That’s good to hear . . . we are now in England so have placed ourselves under complete lockdown. Not been out for weeks, thank goodness for the internet and all the fabulous people doing food deliveries.

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  1. sue says:

    Good Luck BeckyB – stay inside, it’s not worth going out. I can’t understand the mentality of some people in Sydney & Melbourne who decided they wanted to go to the beach when they were told not to. Keep safe everybody.

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