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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Cabbage White Butterfly

Exceedingly well known to most gardeners, the Cabbage White has spread throughout North America after its unintentional introduction to Quebec in the nineteenth century. No other butterfly is so successful over such a great variety and expanse of landscape. Its spectacular success has been blamed - probably erroneously - for the decline or retreat of some of its indigenous relatives. Farmers and gardeners consider the Cabbage White a pest, so great is its appetite for cabbages, radishes, and nasturtiums.


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