Cabbage White (LEP23) Pieris rapae


     Occurs in every garden where plants of the cabbage family are grown.  They flutter about these plants in summer.  A European species, it was introduced over 100 years ago to North America.  Ever since it has spread to nearly every part of the continent.  Mostly a pure, creamy white, it has black spots on the forewings, charcoal forewing tips, and a yellow underside hue.