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Zone 8 Gardening

Cabbage White Butterflies

on June 17, 2015

So, I finally found out what those white butterflies are: Cabbage Whites. They are the first butterflies that I see in the spring and they persist all through the growing season. Cabbage White Info.

cabbage white

cabbage white

At the same time I found out what they are, I also found out why I do not consider them a problem in my garden. It’s because I do not kill wasps—unless a wasp has the nerve to build a nest in my door jam or under my patio rocker—and wasps eat Cabbage White larvae.

Also, I’ve noticed that birds like to eat the butterflies. So, if you do have a problem with Cabbage White, I suggest putting out some birdseed. Just enough to keep the birds interested in your yard. Usually, I only put the birdseed out in the winter…but I could extend that.


3 responses to “Cabbage White Butterflies

  1. atkokosplace says:

    Great tips. I don’t kill wasps either. I figure they help in so many other ways. I let them be, though last year one had the nerve to sting me! Ouch! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this info. Very helpful! Have a lovely day, Koko

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