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Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Artogeia rapae

Range: N Africa, Eurasia, introduced to N America.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Everywhere.

Habitat: Can be encountered in any kind of open place.

Bionomics: At least three generations from April till October. Larval host-plants: various Brassicaceae. Agricultural pest.

Conservation status: One of the most common and widespread butterflies in Bulgaria. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.