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Close-up photo of adult Pine White butterfly

3 Creeks Sno-Park, Deschutes Co, August 19 - male

Pine White

Neophasia menapia

Size: 1.5 - 2.0 inches wingspan

Key ID features:  Bright white with black leading margin and tip of forewing.  Underside of HW has veins outlined in black. Underside of female hindwing outlined in red-orange. Notably graceful flight pattern.

Similar species:  Mustard (margined) white has more delicate dark markings on veins below and lacks heavy black marks above 


Host plant: Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine and other pine species.

Habitat: Fir and pine forests, and in some urban areas near pines.

Range: Western Oregon and Ochoco Mtns, Blue Mtns and Wallowa Mtns.

Season: Late June to mid-October

Abundance: Common


Conservation Status: Secure

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