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White Cabbage Butterfly These are the tiny little butterflies I always see. They never seem to slow down and rest! Finally, I got one today.<br />
Exif data: Nikon D3100, Tamron 70-300mm, ISO 250, 300mm, 1/500sec, f/8 Geotagged,Macro,Pieris rapae,Small White,Spot,Summer,United States,White Cabbage Butterfly Click/tap to enlarge

White Cabbage Butterfly

These are the tiny little butterflies I always see. They never seem to slow down and rest! Finally, I got one today.
Exif data: Nikon D3100, Tamron 70-300mm, ISO 250, 300mm, 1/500sec, f/8

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  1. I just tried to set the Species name. It says nothing available. Help! It was taken in Estacada Oregon, 8/18/18 Posted one year ago
    1. Sorry Larry, entering the species name can be a bit sensitive because a species can be known by many names. Maybe you used "white cabbage"? The common name used more often (globally) is "small white".

      Here's a tip: a far more reliable way to enter the species is to enter the binomial name (the latin name), which in this case is Pieris rapae. The odds of the system finding it are much better. Hope this helps.
      Posted one year ago
  2. If you geotag or set the location it may make it easier to positively identify as there are a number of 'whites'. Congratulations for finally capturing one, the are a nightmare aren't they! Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  3. OMG... These little guys have been bugging (pun intended :)) me for ages! And I'm sixty years old. Oh sure bigger butterflies and bigger moths are easier to capture. My friend that was with me couldn't shoot one. And this shot was the clearest one of 10 taken. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago

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The Small White 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.

It is widespread and populations are found across Europe, North Africa, Asia, and Great Britain. It has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where it is causes damage.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Larry Cutler

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Uploaded Aug 19, 2018. Captured Aug 18, 2018 16:43 in 581 NE Main St, Estacada, OR 97023, USA.
  • NIKON D3100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO250
  • 300mm