Cabbage white

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Cabbage white 
Vanessa virginiensis

Wing span: 
1 1/2 to 2 3/4  inches  

Caterpillar hosts plants: 
leaves of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae)

Adult food:  
nectar of asters, Asters; cabbage and related species, Brassica; dandelion, Taraxacum; mints, Mentha; nasturtiums, Nasturium; red clover, Trifolium

almost any type of open space including, cities, gardens, roadsides, suburbs, weedy areas 

females lay eggs singly on the underside of leaves, hibernates as chrysalis, males patrol for females 

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