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cab·bage but·ter·f·ly

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  1. cabbage butterflynoun

    white butterfly whose larvae (cabbageworms) feed on cabbage


  1. cabbage butterfly

    Pieris rapae is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the whites-and-yellows family Pieridae. It is known in Europe as the small white, in North America as the cabbage white or cabbage butterfly, on several continents as the small cabbage white, and in New Zealand as the white butterfly. The butterfly is recognizable by its white color with small black dots on its wings, and it can be distinguished from P. brassicae by its larger size and the black band at the tip of its forewings. The caterpillar of this species, often referred to as the "imported cabbageworm", is a pest to crucifer crops such as cabbage, kale, bok choy and broccoli. Pieris rapae is widespread in Europe and Asia; it is believed to have originated in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Europe, and to have spread across Eurasia thanks to the diversification of brassicaceous crops and the development of human trade routes. Over the past two centuries, it spread to North Africa, North America, New Zealand, and Australia, as a result of accidental introductions.


  1. cabbage butterfly

    A cabbage butterfly is a common name for two related species of white butterflies, Pieris brassicae (large cabbage white) and Pieris rapae (small cabbage white), from the family Pieridae, found in Europe and North America. They have white or white-yellow wings, often with black or grayish spots. The name refers to the fact that the larvae, or caterpillars, of these species are a common pest on cabbage and other related plants.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cabbage butterfly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cabbage butterfly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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