Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1204034

Olympia Marble
Euchloe olympia

Observation date: May 04, 2019
Submitted by: MaryAnn Friedman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In open field
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: May 18, 2019
Coordinator notes: Correct ID, an Olympia Marble. These are best distinguished from the similar Large Marble by habitat; Large Marbles inhabit canyons and pine forests in the foothills and mountains, while Olympia Marbles inhabit open prairie in eastern Colorado, up to the base of the foothills. Both use mustards, especially Arabis sp., as host plants.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Douglas County