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Close-up photo of live Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) ventral view

Summer Lake, Lake County, August 5

Becker's White

Pontia beckerii

Size: 1.5 - 2.0 inches wingspan

Key ID features:  Above, white with black markings near tip of forewing. Below, bold greenish borders along veins especially on hindwing.

Similar species:  Western White is smaller and much less green along veins below. 


Host plant: A large number of arid land mustards.

Habitat: Arid habitats, both disturbed and undisturbed.

Range: Primarily east of the Cascade Mtns, with a few records in the Willamette Valley.

Season: Mid-March to mid-September

Abundance: Common


Conservation Status: Secure

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