Pieris rapae

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Pieris rapae – imported cabbage worms (enjoying their last meals), Boulder, Colorado.

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I don’t know about the caterpillars, but that ain’t no cabbage! Looks more like chard - see, for instance, http://www.suite101.com/view_image_[…].cfm/1187083

Paul Burnett said:

I don’t know about the caterpillars, but that ain’t no cabbage! Looks more like chard - see, for instance, http://www.suite101.com/view_image_[…].cfm/1187083

…or rhubarb? See http://www.sunvalleymag.com/Blogs/y[…]Rhubarb2.jpg

Alas, I do not remember what plant it is - certainly not chard and not an ornamental, because it is edible. I think, however, that the caterpillar is the imported cabbage worm.

The caterpillar is definitely that of a European Cabbage butterfly: the plant might be that of a beet, or swiss chard.

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