Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1250253

Margined White
Pieris marginalis

Observation date: May 21, 2020
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 02, 2020
Coordinator notes: Hi Tim......presume this was near your summer residence. We still have a lot to learn about this white in Colorado. At lower altitude in western Colorado their are two distinct broods of these whites. The underside of the hindwings often have no lines (you can barely see an indication of them here in your photo along the veins). Higher in the mountains there is only one flight and they fly in summer and usually variable but usually fairly bold, dark outlined veins. I'd be interested if you got any photos of any in August around the same location. We should have that beer sometime.....doing well so far, hope you are also, Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County