The cabbage moths are really butterflies, I think. A chrysalis that we took off a collard and interned into Luke's bug barn has produced a little butterfly for us. It was clinging to the roof of the barn this morning. Butterflies have thin antenna, moth antenna are feathery. Butterflies have thin bodies, moth bodies are more plump. Our little miss/mister/whatever clearly has non-feathery antenna and a pretty thin body.
A caterpillar that we plucked off one of those collards has shed its final skin and is now snuggled within a chrysalis. It will be interesting to note how long it takes to emerge, assuming we don't fry it within the bug barn.
As Luke will point out to you -- you can
really see its compound eyes!
Beautiful, really. It is too bad it loves our
collards and kale so much..