Pieris [Artogeia] rapae (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Pieridae)


Male

Female


Pupa


Eggs

Larva

Forewing Length: 23-27mm, Wingspan: 40-50mm; Proboscis Length: 12-18mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
March - October
(Earliest: 13.7)
(1 Week)
April - September
(Earliest: 15.7)
(Earliest: 24.7)
(Winter)
March - October
(Earliest: 2.4)
(2 - 3 Generations)
Migratory

Attractant Chemicals
Glucosinolates Allylglucosinolate
Deterrent Chemicals
Cardiac Glycosides Erychroside, Erysimoside
Phenolics Chlorogenic Acid

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Many Brassicaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Several Fabaceae Nectar

Several Lamiaceae Nectar

Several Onagraceae Nectar

Cardamine hirsuta Nectar

Erysimum cheiranthoides Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Rubus fruticosus Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Epicampocera succincta Larva

Phryxe vulgaris Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Pieris rapae
UK Butterflies Small White
Nature Spot: Small White - Pieris rapae
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Pieris rapae
Lepiforum: Pieris rapae


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