Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Recorded from scattered counties statewide in NC, this butterfly seems to have become more rare in the last decade or so. Adults have been found from early spring to late fall but are most commonly seen from mid-summer into the fall. Checkered Whites are abundant in certain parts of the western US, and why it's so rare in NC is unknown.
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Peaach Springs, Mohave Co., AZ
3 July 2007

Checkered White (Pontia protodice) Checkered White (Pontia protodice) Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Starr Co., TX
16 Oct 2004

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Near Onyx, Kern Co., CA
19 July 2007

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
6 July 2016

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
7 July 2016

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Rock Creek, El Paso Co., CO
9 July 2016

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Royal Gorge, Fremont Co., CO
11 July 2016
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
7 July 2016


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