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cabbage white

n.
Any of several white butterflies of the genus Pieris having larvae that feed on cabbage and other cruciferous plants, especially P. rapae. Also called cabbage butterfly.
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cabbage white

n
(Animals) any large white butterfly of the genus Pieris, esp the Eurasian species P. brassicae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and related vegetables: family Pieridae
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"If you think of cabbage white caterpillars, you need other insects (such as wasps) and birds to eat them, but cabbages are not flowering.
| CHECK for cabbage white butterfly eggs and remove.
| CHECK for cabbage white butterfly eggs under cabbage leaves and remove.
Distract nuisance pests - Use nasturtiums, which are great for attracting pollinators, but they also attract aphids and cabbage white butterflies, so be prepared to plant them as sacrificial plants to draw pests from other plants.
Sow nasturtium seeds in situ on the allotment where they can be used to trap aphids and act as a decoy for flea beetles, slugs and the caterpillars of cabbage white butterflies.
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To isolate effects of salt, Snell-Rood and colleagues followed up their monarch study with a test of cabbage white butterflies (Pieris rapae), which cooperate in the lab by growing on a highly controllable artificial diet.
Cabbage white caterpillars can spoil crops Keep your eye on emerging cabbage leaves for tell-tale holes and pick off any cabbage white caterpillars you find before they do any more damage.
| Check over brassicas for caterpillars of the cabbage white butterfly and pick off any you find.
Protecting everything with netting is a tiresome job but we're in the cabbage white season and those pesky pheasants are after everything I plant!
Watch out for cabbage white butterflies and caterpillars.