Attributes of Neophasia menapia

Pine White
Neophasia menapia (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Upperside of forewing has a mostly all white cell and black band along costal margin. Underside of hindwing has black veins. Female resembles male but is duller; hindwings often with red edges and tinged with yellow.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 inches (4.5 - 5.8 cm).
Life History: Males patrol near host trees for females. Eggs are laid stuck together in a row on a conifer needle. Caterpillars feed in groups when they are young and move apart when they are older. Caterpillars pupate at the base of the host tree after descending from the tree on a silken thread. Eggs hibernate.
Flight: One flight June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Needles of various conifers including pines (Pinus species), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and true firs (Abies species).
Adult Food: Flower nectar including rabbitbrush, other yellow-flowered composites, and monarda.
Habitat: Western coniferous forests.
Range: British Columbia east to Alberta, south through Rocky Mountain states and California to Mexico; range just extends into western South Dakota and western Nebraska.
Conservation: Not usually needed.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Caterpillar outbreaks occasionally defoliate ponderosa pine stands (Pinus ponderosa).
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 28, 2010 sandyleapt Wasco County, Oregon, United States November 29, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 swittwa Pierce County, Washington, United States September 29, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 SouthCountryGuy British Columbia, Canada September 16, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 RA British Columbia, Canada September 16, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 albicaulis Mason County, Washington, United States September 13, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 swordmaker1968 Otero County, New Mexico, United States September 11, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 swordmaker1968 Otero County, New Mexico, United States September 11, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 24, 2012 Mike Hofmann Sublette County, Wyoming, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 kdg54ca7775 British Columbia, Canada August 06, 2013 Details
September 14, 2012 swittwa Skagit County, Washington, United States December 17, 2012 Details
September 05, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 08, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Eureka County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 31, 1988 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Storey County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 29, 1987 legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 01, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1974 legacy.reporter (James A. Scott) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 09, 1999 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon-R. Langston) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1991 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 12, 1997 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 15, 2012 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States September 18, 2012 Details
September 16, 2012 PDunwiddie King County, Washington, United States September 18, 2012 Details
September 12, 2012 PDunwiddie Thurston County, Washington, United States September 16, 2012 Details
August 10, 2012 Wscott Lewis County, Washington, United States August 14, 2012 Details
July 26, 2012 Greg Dean British Columbia, Canada July 29, 2012 Details
June 25, 2012 legacy.reporter Culberson County, Texas, United States June 30, 2012 Details
August 17, 2011 jr.berry Shasta County, California, United States June 13, 2012 Details
August 27, 2011 pcastrovillo Valley County, Idaho, United States March 28, 2012 Details
January 17, 2011 BetsyNYC Garfield County, Utah, United States February 12, 2012 Details
August 22, 2011 BillBradford Wasco County, Oregon, United States January 23, 2012 Details
September 05, 2011 John Ashley Flathead County, Montana, United States October 18, 2011 Details
September 07, 2011 davidwdroppers Whatcom County, Washington, United States September 07, 2011 Details
August 22, 2011 Jdammarell Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States August 25, 2011 Details
August 08, 2010 Ed McAskill British Columbia, Canada August 18, 2011 Details
July 30, 2011 Greg Dean British Columbia, Canada August 18, 2011 Details
August 03, 2011 kbmccann50 Coconino County, Arizona, United States August 09, 2011 Details
August 10, 2004 legacy.reporter (William Bouton) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 01, 1972 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 16, 1972 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) El Dorado County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 1967 legacy.reporter (unknown) Sonoma County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 11, 1974 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Mariposa County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 22, 2010 Dwaine Wagoner Natrona County, Wyoming, United States February 10, 2011 Details
July 04, 1984 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 05, 1984 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 02, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 02, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 10, 1995 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 05, 1966 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 19, 2010 legacy.reporter (Deanna Beltranp) Canyon County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2010 Details