Pine White

Pine White (Neophasia menapia), photo by Aileen Douglas

Neophasia menapia, the pine white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in the western United States and in southern British Columbia, Canada. It is mostly white with black veins and wing bars. The species is similar to Neophasia terlooii but their ranges only overlap in New Mexico.

This beautiful butterfly was spotted by Aileen Douglas on August 7th, 2012, at the south end of Cortes Island.

You can find more information on these sites:

NatureWorks

Wikipedia

BugGuide

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