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Close-up photo of adult Large Marble butterfly

Hat Point Rd, Wallowa Co, June 30

Large Marble

Euchloe ausonides

Size: Up to 1.75 inches wingspan

Key ID features:  Above, milk-white with black pattern on FW tip and thin black rectangle ("cell bar") in forewing cell with light white scaling. Below, bold gray-green marbling against white background and yellow veins.

Similar species:  California Marble and Desert Marble are smaller. Desert Marble has pearly or shiny look to white areas. California Marble lacks white scaling on forewing cell bar.


Host plant: Many cruciferous species.

Habitat: Open montane and foothill slopes, dry meadows and canyons, sage steppe habitats.

Range: All of eastern Oregon and southwestern Oregon south of Douglas County.

Season: Late March to late July

Abundance: Common


Conservation Status: Secure

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