Pieris canidia (Linnaeus, 1768) - Asian Cabbage White

Subspecies in India

(1) Pieris canidia canis Evans, 1912 – Sahyadri Cabbage White
(2) Pieris canidia indica Evans, 1926 – Himalayan Cabbage White
 

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11563611
Assam272771
Bihar
Chandigarh2
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi43
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1161312
Jammu and Kashmir UT1211
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala31365
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya6322
Mizoram12
Nagaland3113
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan
Sikkim19551411
Tamil Nadu1111
Tripura15
Uttar Pradesh1161
Uttarakhand116251578242
West Bengal244312
Total415334740178122221811

 

Pieris canidia canis - Brassica oleracea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Rorippa dubia (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Rorippa indica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Sisymbrium (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Brassicaceae).
Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pieris canidia (Linnaeus, 1768) – Asian Cabbage White. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/pieris-canidia, accessed 2024/04/21.