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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Mating Cabbage White Butterflies (Pieris rapae)

May 19, 2009

While walking with Eliza a few weeks ago we saw these two butterflies, which I’ve now found out to be Cabbage White Butterflies thanks to Cody R. Hough on BugGuide, mating. They were putting on quite a display of aerial acrobatics – I wish I had the equipment to take a video of how they were flying.

If you click on the first photo, allow the lightbox to load, and click next – the sequence is pretty cool.