Definition of Pieris rapae
1. Noun. Toxic green larva of a cabbage butterfly.
2. Noun. Small widely distributed form.
Generic synonyms: Cabbage Butterfly
Group relationships: Genus Pieris, Pieris
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Literary usage of Pieris rapae
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1. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"236 MISCELLANEOUS NOTES (Pieris rapae engaged in a new kind of sport; the gypsy moth; the amber museum of Standen and Becker) ...... 237 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ..."
2. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada: With Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder, William Morris Davis, Charles William Woodworth, Leland Ossian Howard, Charles Valentine Riley, Samuel Wendell Williston (1889)
"... philodice and Pieris rapae are of course abundant enough. I shall be surprised if E. interior docs not some day turn up here, having escaped the net ..."
3. Memorial of Life and Entomologic Work of Joseph Albert Lintner, State by Ephraim Porter Felt (1899)
"First observation of Pieris rapae in New York. (Sunday morning press [Albany]. Aug. 7, 1870, p. ... The recently imported cabbage butterfly—Pieris rapae. ..."
4. A Manual of North American Butterflies by Charles Johnson Maynard (1891)
"Pieris rapae LINN. CABBAGE BUTTERFLY. Greenish white with apex of fore wings ... Pieris rapae MARGINALIS Scud. Has the dark markings rather more extended ..."
5. A Manual of North American Butterflies by Charles Johnson Maynard (1891)
"Pieris rapae MARGINALIS Scud. Has the dark markings rather more extended than in the type, ... Pieris rapae YREKA Reak. Has the markings even more extended. ..."
6. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt (1890)
"On the 29th, specimens of Pieris rapae and ... urticae were seen at Strood, and on April 1st, Pieris rapae, Vanessa io, ..."
7. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1912)
"March. 59- Pieris rapae, L. Unfortunately common. 60. Pieris rafae v. immaculata, Sk. and A. None taken. 61. Pieris rapae v. ..."