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Common Name : Indian Cabbage White
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Pieris canidia (Evans)
Family : PIERIDAE
Wingspan : 45 - 60 mm
Colour : White with black markings and a large black spot present in the outer half of the fore wings. The underside is dirty white.
Habit : Medium-sized butterfly; flies close to ground and rests with wings closed; visits various flower; it is one of the pests which attacks cabbage. Common in more open areas, particularly around human habitations and cultivated fields.
Larval Host Plants : Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) & Cauliflower etc.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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