SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Pieris rapae rapae (Linnaeus)  (Cabbage White)

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Second instar larva (moulting) showing the poison tipped glandular hairs (setae)

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Contrasted image of highly magnified, white based, poison tipped glandular hairs on the second instar larva

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Glandular secretionary hairs on the fifth instar larva

Photography by R. Grund