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Pieris rapae

Index Pieris rapae

Pieris rapae, the small white, is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the whites-and-yellows family Pieridae. [1]

79 relations: Africa, Apanteles, Arabis glabra, Asia, Australia, Barbarea orthoceras, Barbarea verna, Barbarea vulgaris, Biological pest control, Bombay Natural History Society, Brassica juncea, Brassica nigra, Brassica oleracea, Brassica rapa, Brassicaceae, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capparaceae, Capparis sandwichiana, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Cardamine diphylla, Carl Linnaeus, Cleome serrulata, Cotesia glomerata, Cotesia rubecula, Crypsis, Diurnality, Economic growth, Egg, Eruca sativa, Eurasian skylark, Europe, European goldfinch, Family (biology), Glucosinolate, Gravidity and parity, Great Britain, Herb, Horseradish, House sparrow, Insect winter ecology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Kale, Larva, Lepidium draba, List of feeding behaviours, Lobularia maritima, Lunaria annua, Markov chain, Matthiola incana, ..., Moth, New Zealand, North America, Pieridae, Pieris brassicae, Pieris oleracea, Pupa, Radish, Rapeseed, Raphanus raphanistrum, Reseda odorata, Resedaceae, Rorippa, Rorippa curvisiliqua, Sinapis arvensis, Sisymbrium altissimum, Sisymbrium irio, Sisymbrium officinale, Species, Spiracle, Streptanthus tortuosus, Thlaspi arvense, Tropaeolum, Tropaeolum majus, Ultraviolet, United States, University of Florida, Watercress, White mustard. Expand index (29 more) »


Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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Apanteles is a very large genus of braconid wasps, containing some 975 described species.

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Arabis glabra

Arabis glabra, commonly known as tower rockcress or tower mustard, is a tall, slim, grey-green plant with small creamy flowers at the top of the stem.

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Barbarea orthoceras

Barbarea orthoceras is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name American yellowrocket.

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Barbarea verna

Land cress (Barbarea verna), also known as American cress, bank cress, black wood cress, Belle Isle cress, Bermuda cress, early yellowrocket, early wintercress, scurvy cress, creasy greens, and upland cress, is a biennial herb in the family Brassicaceae.

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Barbarea vulgaris

Barbarea vulgaris, also called bittercress, herb barbara, rocketcress, yellow rocketcress, winter rocket, and wound rocket, is a biennial herb of the genus Barbarea, belonging to the mustard family.

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Biological pest control

Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases using other organisms.

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Bombay Natural History Society

The Bombay Natural History Society, founded on 15 September 1883, is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in India engaged in conservation and biodiversity research.

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Brassica juncea

Brassica juncea, commonly brown mustard, Chinese mustard, Indian mustard, leaf mustard, Oriental mustard and vegetable mustard, is a species of mustard plant.

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Brassica nigra

Brassica nigra, the black mustard, is an annual plant cultivated for its black or dark brown seeds, which are commonly used as a spice.

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Brassica oleracea

Brassica oleracea is a plant species that includes many common foods as cultivars, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, savoy, kohlrabi, and gai lan.

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Brassica rapa

Brassica rapa is a plant consisting of various widely cultivated subspecies including the turnip (a root vegetable); napa cabbage, bomdong, bok choy, and cime di rapa (leaf vegetables); and Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera, an oilseed which has many common names, including turnip rape, field mustard, bird rape, and keblock.

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Brassicaceae or Cruciferae is a medium-sized and economically important family of flowering plants commonly known as the mustards, the crucifers, or the cabbage family.

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Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable.

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Cabbage or headed cabbage (comprising several cultivars of Brassica oleracea) is a leafy green, red (purple), or white (pale green) biennial plant grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads.

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The Capparaceae (or Capparidaceae), commonly known as the caper family, are a family of plants in the order Brassicales.

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Capparis sandwichiana

Capparis sandwichiana is a species of flowering plant in the Capparaceae family endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.

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Capsella bursa-pastoris

Capsella bursa-pastoris, known by its common name shepherd's purse because of its triangular flat fruits, which are purse-like, is a small annual and ruderal flowering plant in the mustard family Brassicaceae that grows up to tall.

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Cardamine diphylla

Cardamine diphylla (Broadleaf toothwort, Crinkle root, Crinkle-root, Crinkleroot, Pepper root, Twin-leaved Toothwort, Twoleaf toothwort, Toothwort; syn. Dentaria diphylla Michx., Dentaria incisa) is a plant native to North America.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Cleome serrulata

Cleome serrulata (syn. Peritoma serrulata), commonly known as Rocky Mountain beeplant/beeweed, stinking-clover, bee spider-flower, skunk weed, Navajo spinach, and guaco is an annual plant in the genus Cleome.

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Cotesia glomerata

Cotesia glomerata, the white butterfly parasite, is a small parasitic wasp species belonging to family Braconidae.

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Cotesia rubecula

Cotesia rubecula is a parasitoid wasp from the large wasp family Braconidae.

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In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an animal to avoid observation or detection by other animals.

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Diurnality is a form of plant or animal behavior characterized by activity during the day, with a period of sleeping, or other inactivity, at night.

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Economic growth

Economic growth is the increase in the inflation-adjusted market value of the goods and services produced by an economy over time.

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An egg is the organic vessel containing the zygote in which an animal embryo develops until it can survive on its own; at which point the animal hatches.

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Eruca sativa

Arugula or rocket (Eruca sativa; syns. E. vesicaria subsp. sativa (Miller) Thell., Brassica eruca L.) is an edible annual plant in the Brassicaceae family used as a leaf vegetable for its fresh peppery flavor.

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Eurasian skylark

The Eurasian skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird species.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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European goldfinch

The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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The glucosinolates are natural components of many pungent plants such as mustard, cabbage, and horseradish.

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Gravidity and parity

In biology and human medicine, gravidity and parity are the number of times a female is or has been pregnant (gravidity) and carried the pregnancies to a viable gestational age (parity).

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Great Britain

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.

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In general use, herbs are plants with savory or aromatic properties that are used for flavoring and garnishing food, in medicine, or as fragrances.

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Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia) is a perennial plant of the family Brassicaceae (which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbage).

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House sparrow

The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world.

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Insect winter ecology

Insect winter ecology entails the overwinter survival strategies of insects, which are in many respects more similar to those of plants than to many other animals, such as mammals and birds.

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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an agriculture, life science, pathogen, and invasive species research facility in Florida affiliated with University of Florida.

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Kale or leaf cabbage are certain cultivars of cabbage (Brassica oleracea) grown for their edible leaves.

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A larva (plural: larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Lepidium draba

Lepidium draba, the whitetop or hoary cress, is a rhizomatous perennial flowering plant in the cabbage family Brassicaceae.

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List of feeding behaviours

Feeding is the process by which organisms, typically animals, obtain food.

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Lobularia maritima

Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum, common name sweet alyssum or sweet alison, also commonly referred to as just alyssum (from the genus Alyssum in which it was formerly classified) is a species of low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae.

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Lunaria annua

Lunaria annua, called honesty or annual honesty in English, is a species of flowering plant native to the Balkans and south west Asia, and naturalized throughout the temperate world.

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Markov chain

A Markov chain is "a stochastic model describing a sequence of possible events in which the probability of each event depends only on the state attained in the previous event".

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Matthiola incana

Matthiola incana, known as hoary stock, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Matthiola.

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Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing about 1,100 species, mostly from tropical Africa and tropical Asia with some varieties in the more northern regions of North America.

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Pieris brassicae

Pieris brassicae, the large white, also called cabbage butterfly, cabbage white, cabbage moth (erroneously), or in India the large cabbage white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.

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Pieris oleracea

Pieris oleracea, or more commonly known as the mustard white, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family native to a large part of Canada and the northeastern United States.

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A pupa (pūpa, "doll"; plural: pūpae) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation between immature and mature stages.

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The radish (Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times.

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Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, (and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed.

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Raphanus raphanistrum

Raphanus raphanistrum, (the wild radish, white charlock or jointed charlock) is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae.

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Reseda odorata

Reseda odorata is a species of flowering plant in the reseda family known by many common names, including garden mignonette and common mignonette.

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Resedaceae is a family of mostly herbaceous dicotyledonous plants comprising 107 known species in 8 to 12 genera.

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Rorippa is a flowering plant genus in the mustard family, Brassicaceae, native to Europe through central Asia, Africa, and North America.

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Rorippa curvisiliqua

Rorippa curvisiliqua is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name curvepod yellowcress.

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Sinapis arvensis

Sinapis arvensis, the charlock mustard, field mustard, wild mustard or charlock, is an annual or winter annual plant of the genus Sinapis in the family Brassicaceae.

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Sisymbrium altissimum

Sisymbrium altissimum is a species of Sisymbrium.

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Sisymbrium irio

Sisymbrium irio, known as London rocket, is a plant in the family Brassicaceae.

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Sisymbrium officinale

Sisymbrium officinale, known as hedge mustard, (formerly Erysimum officinale) is a plant in the family Brassicaceae.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Spiracles are openings on the surface of some animals, which usually lead to respiratory systems.

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Streptanthus tortuosus

Streptanthus tortuosus is a biennial or short lived perennial plant in the mustard family (Brassicaceae) known by the common names shieldplant, shieldleaf, and mountain jewelflower.

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Thlaspi arvense

Thlaspi arvense, known by the common name field pennycress, is a flowering plant in the cabbage family Brassicaceae.

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Tropaeolum, commonly known as nasturtium (literally "nose-twister" or "nose-tweaker"), is a genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants.

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Tropaeolum majus

Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium, Indian cress, or monks cress) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia.

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Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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University of Florida

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university on a campus in Gainesville, Florida.

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Watercress is an aquatic plant species with the botanical name Nasturtium officinale. This should not be confused with the profoundly different and unrelated group of plants with the common name of nasturtium, within the genus Tropaeolum.

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White mustard

White mustard (Sinapis alba) is an annual plant of the family Brassicaceae.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieris_rapae

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