Attributes of Euchloe olympia

Olympia Marble
Euchloe olympia (W.H. Edwards, 1871)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Underside of hindwing with sparse marbling leaving much white space; pink tinge at upper margin in living butterlfies.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 inches (3.5 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol on hilltops for females. Females lay single egg on flower bud of host plant; caterpillars eat flowers and fruits. Chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One flight from April-July, early in Texas, later in the north.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various rock cresses (Arabis species) in the mustard family (Brassicaceae).
Adult Food: Flowers of rock cresses, chickweed, phlox, and houstonia.
Habitat: Various open areas including prairies, foothills, lakeshore dunes, shale barrens, meadows, open woodlands.
Range: Southern Canada, central Montana and Colorado, south to central Texas, east through Great Lake states. Isolated populations in Appalachians from Pennsylvania to Tennessee.
Conservation: Protect habitat of isolated populations.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Conserve habitats with host plants and nectar sources.
Taxonomy Notes:

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May 18, 2014 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 12, 2010 Steven Daniel Ontario, Canada May 28, 2014 Details
May 25, 2003 Steven Daniel Jefferson County, New York, United States May 27, 2014 Details
May 21, 2014 Steven Daniel Jefferson County, New York, United States May 27, 2014 Details
April 06, 2014 jvkopple2 Rooks County, Kansas, United States April 22, 2014 Details
April 09, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States April 09, 2014 Details
March 03, 2014 RobinRR Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States March 27, 2014 Details
June 02, 2013 aarongunnar Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States June 03, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 aarongunnar Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States June 03, 2013 Details
May 08, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States May 21, 2013 Details
April 28, 2006 cheins Washburn County, Wisconsin, United States July 28, 2012 Details
May 10, 2012 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States May 15, 2012 Details
March 18, 2012 Melinda Fawver Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States March 29, 2012 Details
March 24, 2012 Doug Taron Mason County, Illinois, United States March 25, 2012 Details
April 23, 2010 Jim Brighton Allegany County, Maryland, United States January 16, 2012 Details
May 11, 2011 Doug Taron Lake County, Illinois, United States November 14, 2011 Details
June 08, 1995 Ranger Steve Mueller (Steven J. Mueller) Schoolcraft County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 24, 1996 legacy.reporter (McWhirter, Doug) Mecosta County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 27, 1996 Ranger Steve Mueller (Steven J. Mueller) Kent County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 29, 1996 legacy.reporter (Schipper, Russ) Allegan County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 23, 1997 legacy.reporter (McWhirter, Doug) Mecosta County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 07, 1998 Ranger Steve Mueller (Steven J. Mueller) Missaukee County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 08, 1998 Ranger Steve Mueller (Steven J. Mueller) Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 09, 1998 Ranger Steve Mueller (Steven J. Mueller) Kent County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 11, 1998 legacy.reporter (Schipper, Russ) Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 18, 1999 legacy.reporter (Reinoehl, Jack) Allegan County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 27, 1999 legacy.reporter (Moran, Michael, Steve Mueller) Muskegon County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 28, 1999 Ranger Steve Mueller (Steven J. Mueller) Clare County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 06, 2000 legacy.reporter (Ross, Stephen) Mecosta County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 26, 2000 legacy.reporter (Lyons, Rodger H.) Missaukee County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 15, 2001 legacy.reporter Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 13, 2011 Moth-er Jean Greene County, Tennessee, United States April 15, 2011 Details
April 14, 2011 Moth-er Jean Cocke County, Tennessee, United States April 15, 2011 Details
April 10, 2010 aahewetson Hale County, Texas, United States February 15, 2011 Details
May 22, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jan Chu and Christian Nunes) Boulder County, Colorado, United States August 02, 2010 Details
April 19, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jean Obrist) Cocke County, Tennessee, United States June 28, 2010 Details
April 24, 2009 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Sevier County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2009 Details
March 22, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Lynn County, United States May 04, 2009 Details
March 29, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Garza County, Texas, United States May 04, 2009 Details
March 29, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Kent County, United States May 04, 2009 Details
April 21, 2005 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M. & Fisher, John) Noble County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 03, 1982 legacy.reporter (Magrath, L.) Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 27, 2002 legacy.reporter (Stanford, Ray E.) Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 27, 2002 legacy.reporter (Stanford, Ray E.) Washita County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 27, 2002 legacy.reporter (Stanford, Ray E.) Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 27, 2002 legacy.reporter (Stanford, Ray E.) Custer County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 27, 2002 legacy.reporter (Stanford, Ray E.) Dewey County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 28, 2002 legacy.reporter (Stanford, Ray E.) Harper County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
March 09, 2000 legacy.reporter (Rick R. Schaefer) Logan County, Arkansas, United States October 20, 2008 Details
April 18, 1999 legacy.reporter (D. Rudolf & C. Ely) Perry County, Arkansas, United States October 20, 2008 Details