imported cabbageworm butterfly and mimics A common gardener’s tip suggests that imported cabbageworm (Pieris rapae) adults can be deterred with an artificial mimic, such as those shown above, alongside a female P. rapae. But does it really work? (Photo credit: Ryan Gott, Ph.D.) Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Search Search for... Search Subscribe to Entomology Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to Entomology Today. You'll receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Get Certified!