Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)

Fairly widespread in dry habitats in the western US. Like many whites, the caterpillar food plants include various mustards.
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
22 July 2013

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Sheep Camp Draw, Missoula Co., MT
13 Apr 2015

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
26 June 2015
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
21 Apr 2014

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Sheep Camp Draw, Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
29 Apr 2014
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Sheep Camp Draw, Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
29 Apr 2014

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
5 June 2014

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 July 2014

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
29 July 2014
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
15 July 2013

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Top House, MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
18 Apr 2016

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) egg on mustard
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
2 July 2014

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) same egg, four days later
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
6 July 2014

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
22 July 2013

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
2 Aug 2014

Courting pair


Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
2 Aug 2014

Female (left) rejects the male's (right) courtship advances.



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