Attributes of Euchloe lotta

Desert Marble
Euchloe lotta Beutenmüller, 1898

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Upperside of forewing with cell bar very close to edge of wing. Cell bar usually wide and devoid of white scales, but may be narrow in some populations. Underside pearly white; hindwing with dark green marbling.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Males patrol on hilltops or ridges for receptive females. Eggs are laid singly on host plant leaves, flowers, or fruits. Flowers and fruits are the preferred food of the caterpillars. Chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One flight from March-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Plants in the mustard (Brassicaceae) family including rock cress (Arabis), peppergrass (Lepidium), and tansy-mustard (Descurainia).
Adult Food: Flower nectar including that of hosts and others such as phloxes.
Habitat: Deserts, rocky canyons, hills, ridges, open pinyon-juniper woodlands.
Range: Interior of south British Columbia east of Cascades and Sierra Nevada south to southern California, east to Colorado and New Mexico.
Conservation: None reported.
NCGR: G5, globally secure.
Management Needs: Manage habitat with host plants.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
March 10, 2012 opiliones San Bernardino County, California, United States February 11, 2013 Details
June 25, 1984 paulopler (Paul Opler) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 13, 1984 paulopler (Paul Opler) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 25, 1984 paulopler (Paul Opler) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 1985 legacy.reporter (Floyd & June Preston) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 20, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Pershing County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Churchill County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 23, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Churchill County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 20, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
February 24, 1988 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 21, 1990 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 08, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Langston-W. Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 08, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Langston-W. Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Storey County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Lyon County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 01, 1996 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Pershing County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 10, 1998 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Storey County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 05, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 19, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 25, 1993 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 15, 1997 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 14, 1999 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 2003 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 13, 2005 pcastrovillo Owyhee County, Idaho, United States May 03, 2012 Details
April 28, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Storey County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Lyon County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 01, 1996 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) Pershing County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 03, 1975 legacy.reporter (R. H. Leuschener) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
March 05, 1961 legacy.reporter (unknown) Los Angeles County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
March 20, 1977 legacy.reporter (unknown) San Bernardino County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
March 12, 2011 Arlene Ripley Cochise County, Arizona, United States March 15, 2011 Details
February 24, 1967 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 01, 1969 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
March 30, 1969 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
March 25, 1996 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 07, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Kern County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 09, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 07, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Kern County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 09, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 07, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Kern County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 09, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 24, 1982 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Lassen County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
April 01, 1969 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Kern County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
April 09, 1998 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) San Bernardino County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
March 15, 1914 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) San Bernardino County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
April 10, 1920 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Los Angeles County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
March 23, 1931 legacy.reporter (unknown) San Bernardino County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
May 07, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
April 05, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) San Bernardino County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details