Cabbage Butterflies

Probing by Tygh
Probing, a photo by Tygh on Flickr.

That’s what my grandfather called them.

Thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that they are also known as “Small White” butterflies. Their larvae do feed on cabbage and other cultivated vegetables which is probably how they got their nicknames.

This one is a male that happened to land in front of me as I was headed back into the house with the macro lens on the camera. He stayed put for only a few seconds, so I’m glad I was ready.

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