Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1356896

Large Marble
Euchloe ausonides

Observation date: May 26, 2023
Date notes: Clear Skies, windy, 64 degrees rose to 78 degrees which is above normal for this date
Submitted by: Allison Barta
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I arrived just as the Marbles were waking up for the day, Next visit I will go earlier as once they start flying, it is difficult to get photos. Counted 6 of them in my immediate space. The area is huge so I don't know the true number. Obvious that Rock Cress is there host plant. I saw them landing on rock cress various times, Also observed two of them engaging in mating dance. Wind making photography difficult . Spent 2 hours following them around for photo opps.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: May 27, 2023
Coordinator notes: Nice find!
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Koochiching County