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No Rapae Today! Maybe Tomorrow?

Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

No winner yet. The annual “Beer for a Butterfly" or "Suds for a Bug" contest has not produced a winner. But somewhere out there, is a cabbage white butterfly taking its first flight. As you may remember,  Art Shapiro, distinguished...

Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterflies in flight--but none collected this year yet in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo to win Art Shapiro's contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cabbage white butterflies in flight--but none collected this year yet in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo to win Art Shapiro's contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterflies in flight--but none collected this year yet in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo to win Art Shapiro's contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotting the Cabbage White Butterfly

A cabbage white butterlfy, Pieris rapae, heads for lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're everywhere. But they're not welcome. Agriculturists who commercially grow cabbage and other cucurbits aren't fond of the cabbage white butterlfy, Pieris rapae, because its larvae are pests that ravish their crops. No welcome mat for...

A cabbage white butterlfy, Pieris rapae, heads for lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterlfy, Pieris rapae, heads for lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterlfy, Pieris rapae, heads for lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The cabbage white butterfly flips. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The cabbage white butterfly flips. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The cabbage white butterfly flips. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterfly returns to sip some nectar from the lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cabbage white butterfly returns to sip some nectar from the lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterfly returns to sip some nectar from the lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:02 PM
 
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