Pieris canidia canidia

Cabbage White

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Genus Pieris
Species: canidia
Subspecies: canidia
Common Name: Cabbage White
Wingspan: 42-52 mm
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
A slow flyer, this particulars species seems to be confined to Singapore as it was not found in neighbouring Peninsula Malaysia or Thailand until recently. Some theory suggest that it has been accidentally introduced from Hong Kong / China as its food plants include certain vegetables. The butterfly has been sighted across the causeway in Johor, indicating that it might have migrated across the Johor Straits.

Habitat & Habits
To be detailed.

Other Observations
In places like Hong Kong, Pieris canidia is usually found near vegetable fields where it's caterpillar feed on family Cruciferae like Chinese Cabbage or Cabbage.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
Butterfly of the Month - December 2008

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa

Pieris canidia canidia

Cabbage White

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Genus Pieris
Species: canidia
Subspecies: canidia
Common Name: Cabbage White
Wingspan: 42-52
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
A slow flyer, this particulars species seems to be confined to Singapore as it was not found in neighbouring Peninsula Malaysia or Thailand until recently. Some theory suggest that it has been accidentally introduced from Hong Kong / China as its food plants include certain vegetables. The butterfly has been sighted across the causeway in Johor, indicating that it might have migrated across the Johor Straits.

Habitat & Habits
To be detailed.

Other Observations
In places like Hong Kong, Pieris canidia is usually found near vegetable fields where it's caterpillar feed on family Cruciferae like Chinese Cabbage or Cabbage.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
Butterfly of the Month - December 2008

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa




Pieris canidia canidia

Cabbage White

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Genus Pieris
Species: canidia
Subspecies: canidia
Common Name: Cabbage White
Wingspan: 42-52
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
A slow flyer, this particulars species seems to be confined to Singapore as it was not found in neighbouring Peninsula Malaysia or Thailand until recently. Some theory suggest that it has been accidentally introduced from Hong Kong / China as its food plants include certain vegetables. The butterfly has been sighted across the causeway in Johor, indicating that it might have migrated across the Johor Straits.

Habitat & Habits
To be detailed.

Other Observations
In places like Hong Kong, Pieris canidia is usually found near vegetable fields where it's caterpillar feed on family Cruciferae like Chinese Cabbage or Cabbage.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
Butterfly of the Month - December 2008

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa