Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1046665

Giant White
Ganyra josephina

Observation date: November 20, 2013
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 04, 2015
Coordinator notes: This is a Giant White, Ganyra josephina, a species not often seen in the RGV. The dark spot on the underside of the forewing and markings on the hindwing distinguish this from Great Southern White, Ascia monuste. Great find! Here is a link to the species on bugguide.net with some more photos in southernmost TX. SAT http://bugguide.net/node/view/55931
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Hidalgo County