Cabbage White

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Legend:

Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Cabbage White (1.75–2.25") Abundant: L-Mar thru Oct Fields & woods trails Canada thistle Crucifers (mustards & cabbage)
Cabbage White (male)

April 6, 2014
Columbia
Linda Hunt

Males have one black spot on the forewing, females two.
UNLESS you have have form immaculata. Cold weather can reduce or eliminate the black markings on male (and sometimes female) cabbage whites.

Cabbage White (male)

Male
July 18, 2012
MPEA
Bob Solem

Cabbage White (male)

Male
August 29, 2010
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott

Cabbage White (female)

Female
May 31, 2007
Font Hill Wetland Park
June Tveekrem

Cabbage White (female)

Female
June 28, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Cabbage White (cold)

Cold!
April 20, 2014
Gorman NRA
Jo Solem

Cabbage White (female)

Female
July 2, 2006
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem

Cabbage White (female)

Female
July 15, 2010
Annapolis Rock (PRSP)
Scott Berglund

Cabbage White (female)

Female
September 4, 2010
Centennial Manor
Bonnie Ott

Cabbage White (male and female)

Male & Female
August 5, 2012
Ellicott City
Annette Allor

Cabbage White (male)

"Puddling"
March 17, 2012
West Friendship Park
Richard Orr