Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1081528

Mustard White
Pieris oleracea

Observation date: May 17, 2016
Submitted by: bobscafe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 3 books, 3 different opinions, confusing as to what this really is. Not shown in Merritt area. Warm sunny low 70's breezy. Butterfly landed on flower, and never moved, for close to 5 minutes, and then it was gone in a wing beat.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: June 01, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia