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77a0471 – 4197   Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Distribution Data for Pieris rapae
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Synonymy: Papilio Danaus rapae Linnaeus, 1758
Pieris aestivus Verity, 1913
Pieris immaculata Cockerell, 1889
Pieris immaculata Selys-Longchamps, 1857
Pieris immaculata Skinner & Aaron, 1889
Pontia metra Stephens, 1827
Pontia minor Costa, [1836]
Ganoris novangliae Scudder, 1872
Pieris yreka Reakirt, 1866
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at the Butterflies of America
Pieris rapae
Howell Curtis

Pieris rapae
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