Cabbage White Butterfly

 

This is a white colored butterfly with black tips on the forewings.

The courtship of this butterfly is interesting.   When a male spots a female butterfly, the male hovers around it until the female lands.  Male then catches her closed forewings with his legs and spreads its wings and flutters as the female lies dangling beneath.  An unreceptive female may fly vertically or spread her wings and raise the abdomen to reject the male.

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