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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

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Pieridae > Pierinae > Pierini > Pieris

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K., P. Churi, A. Bora, and S. Debnath, Shivam Bhat . 2022. Pieris canidia (Linnaeus, 1768) – Asian Cabbage White. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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