Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1323682

Western White
Pontia occidentalis

Observation date: May 06, 2022
Submitted by: HimmelBerries
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: +23 degrees Celsius, mainly sunny, winds SW 43 km/h gusting to 56 km/h. There were several of them around the yard, front and back flitting about and feeding on the Puschkinia flowers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: alchem30
Verified date: June 15, 2022
Coordinator notes: Both the Western White and Checkered White females have pronounced markings and are similar, but this specimen has dark markings above that are black and heavy greenish scaling below that are typical of Western Whites. Early spring specimens usually are darker than later.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Saskatchewan