Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Margined White
Pieris marginalis

Observation date: February 24, 2017
Submitted by: RichHubie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: First butterfly of the year. The only one observed. Morning was at or near freezing. Day warmed up into the high 50's or low 60's. Break in the many rainy and cloudy days. Earliest Margined White that I've seen in Mendocino County. Male. Didn't stick around for a photo of the underwings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: February 25, 2017
Coordinator notes: I am not sure which subspecies this might be-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mendocino County