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Species Neophasia menapia - Pine White - Hodges#4187

Pine White - Neophasia menapia - male Neophasia menapia, Pine White - Neophasia menapia - male Pine White, Hoh Rainforest - Neophasia menapia Pine White - Neophasia menapia butterfly - Neophasia menapia Pine White - Neophasia menapia Pine White Butterfly.  Near Bowman Lake, Ca. - Neophasia menapia Pine White Butterfly - Neophasia menapia - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Pieridae (Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows)
Subfamily Pierinae (Whites)
Tribe Pierini (Cabbage Whites, Checkered Whites, Albatrosses)
Genus Neophasia (Pine Whites)
Species menapia (Pine White - Hodges#4187)
Hodges Number
4187
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Pieris menapia C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859
Numbers
2 spp.
Identification
White butterfly with black venation on the underside of the hindwing. The forewing has a black tip with white cells. The forewing has a black margin on the leading edge that curves in to form a black ball-tip.
Range
CA-TX-SD-BC - Map - BAMONA
Habitat
Pine forests (1)
Season
Jun-Oct - MPG
Food
Mainly Ponderosa Pine but also Pinyon Pine, Douglas Fir, and and others. (2)
Life Cycle
Common to abundant, within its range (1)
Remarks
Pine Whites have perhaps the most graceful, floating flight of any butterfly (1)
Internet References
Lepidoptera - Markku Savela