Caterpillars!
Small white
-Garlic mustard-

Last update: 28 November 2020
OBSERVATION:
2020-V-252018-VII-29


UPDATE: Observation 2020 added

End of July I still found caterpillars in the dried up garden, among others this Small white (Pieris rapae) [1] on the last remaining somewhat green leaves of the Garlic mustard (Alliara petiolata).

The caterpillars of the small white can be identified based on [2]:

  • a green body with small black specks
  • rather dense short hairs covering the body
  • a yellow back stripe over the length of the body
  • black lined spiracles on the sides
Small white (Pieris rapae) on Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Small white (Pieris rapae) on Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Small white (Pieris rapae) on Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Small white (Pieris rapae) on Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

In 2020 the species is present on the the plant as well.

Small white (Pieris rapae) on Garlic mustard (Alliara petiolata)
Small white (Pieris rapae) on Garlic mustard (Alliara petiolata)

References

Error: reference post not defined2 Vlinderstichting.nl, "Vlinders", De Vlinderstichting

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