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Cabbage White Butterfly 

Cabbage White Butterflies are easily noticeable and highly territorial, often seen chasing each other around the garden.

Butterflies Bushland Heathland Non-native Species Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Bindi Bindi, Barn Barn (Butterfly)

Scientific Name: Pieris rapae

Conservation Status: Introduced

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Cabbage White Butterflies frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Shelter on grasses, shrubs, and trees

Diet: Adults feed on nectar, caterpillars feed on foliage

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pollinator

ReWild Benefits

Cabbage White Butterflies are not native to Australia and were self introduced in the 1920’s. Their caterpillars are major agricultural pests. Nonetheless, they are pollinators and help connect biodiversity across the landscape. If you see them around your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!




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