Pieris rapae is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the whites-and-yellows family Pieridae. It is known in Europe as the small white, in North America as the cabbage white or cabbage butterfly,
on several continents as the small cabbage white, and in New Zealand as the white butterfly.
Minois is a genus of butterflies of the family Nymphalidae.
The butterfly flies on dry meadows and clearings, forest edges, especially on sandy ground. The caterpillar feeds on various types of grass, especially meadow grasses
Butterflies are insects that have large, often brightly coloured wings, and a conspicuous, fluttering flight.
Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts. The Smithsonian Institution says "butterflies are certainly one of the most appealing creatures in nature".
Kelebek, böceklerin, pul kanatlılar veya kelebekler (Lepidoptera) takımının kanatlı fertlerine verilen genel ad. 150.000 kadar türü bilinmektedir.
Vücutları kiremit dizilişi şeklinde renkli gözle zor görülebilen pullarla örtülüdür. Pullar, uçları yassılaşarak genişlemiş kıllardır. Ufak sarsıntılarda
left: Kleiner Perlmuttfalter - Issoria lathonia - Queen of Spain fritillary
right: Zitronenfalter - Gonepteryx rhamni - Common Brimstone - Orakkanat