Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1153383

Checkered White
Pontia protodice

Observation date: February 27, 2018
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Fairly warm day (~59 F), with patchy snow cover. This Spring White was fluttering low to the ground over a grassland ridge, and spend time sunning itself on the ground.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: February 28, 2018
Coordinator notes: Corrected to Checkered White. Now that I look at this sighting again, the forewing looks exactly like that of a male Checkered White. Sorry for the misidentification; I formerly thought that the Spring White was the only white to emerge before March in eastern Colorado.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Boulder County