Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240915

Becker's White
Pontia beckerii

Observation date: January 04, 2020
Submitted by: philohela
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: First butterfly of the year. Was expecting Checkered White (Pontia protodice), thus only took one photo, and it flew on (I did not pursue). Weather was sunny, high clouds, calm, moderate temperature (low 60s?).
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: January 04, 2020
Coordinator notes: Becker's White will fly in January out in the Mojave Desert, I once found them common in mid-January at the south end of the Sierra Nevada in California with overwintering Painted Ladies. Yours may be an EARLY record for Nevada but no one keeps those records for that state-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Nevada, Clark County