Morni Wildlife (Insects): Indian Cabbage White

May 16, 2013

Indian Cabbage White (Pieris canidia)- a common black-and-white, Himalayan butterfly that migrates to the hills in summers only to return to the plains with onset of winters. Wings are white with upper fore-wings having black apical margins. Males have a single black spot on the fore-wing while the females have two. It is seen visiting lantana flowers and damp patches in Morni.

Indian Cabbage  White, Chandimandir, Pinjore-Morni  foothills (April)

Indian Cabbage White, Chandimandir, Pinjore-Morni foothills (April)

Indian Cabbage  White, Chandimandir, Pinjore-Morni (April)

Indian Cabbage White, Chandimandir, Pinjore-Morni (April)

 

References:

  1. Butterflies of India, Arun Pratap Singh (2011)

 

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