SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Pieris rapae rapae (Linnaeus)  (Cabbage White)

First instar larva, showing poison tipped setae

First instar larva showing the way it ejects dung pellets (frass)

Third instar larva, head to the left

Fourth instar larva, aligned along the vein of a nasturtium leaf, head to the left

Fifth and final instar larva, head to the left

 

Photography by R. Grund