Seq # 450060020

Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:46 a.m.


A common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Pieridae > Subfamily: Pierinae > Tribus: Pierini > Genus: Pieris > Species: Pieris rapae
Vernacular names
Klein koolwitje (NL), Small White (EN), Piéride de la rave (FR), Kleiner Kohlweißling (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 15.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly in three generation a year: from early April till the end of June, and the second and third generations overlapping from early July till the end of September. In favourable years a fourth generation may occur.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Alliaria petiolata, Tropaeolum majus and Sinapis arvensis
Host plant (genera):
Brassica

The larva lives on several species of Brassicaceae.

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