Pieris canidia (Linnaeus, 1768) - Asian Cabbage White

Subspecies in India

(1) Pieris canidia canis Evans, 1912 – Sahyadri Cabbage White
(2) Pieris canidia indica Evans, 1926 – Himalayan Cabbage White
 

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11551611
Assam272751
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi42
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1151312
Jammu and Kashmir UT12
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala31255
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya6311
Mizoram2
Nagaland3113
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab1
Rajasthan
Sikkim19551311
Tamil Nadu1111
Tripura15
Uttar Pradesh161
Uttarakhand14141168242
West Bengal224312
Total314264535134102118811

 

Pieris canidia canis - Brassica oleracea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Rorippa dubia (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Rorippa indica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Sisymbrium (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Brassicaceae).
Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Pieris canidia (Linnaeus, 1768) – Asian Cabbage White. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/pieris-canidia, accessed 2022/08/19.