Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chiricahua White
Neophasia terlooii Behr, 1869

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Male is white and female is orange. On both, the upperside of forewing has black cell and costal margin; tip of wing is black with white spots.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 inches (4.5 - 5.8 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females around host trees. Caterpillars live in a web and file out of it at night to feed. They pupate together in the web.
Flight: Two flights, June-July and September-November (most common).
Caterpillar Hosts: Conifers, particularly western yellow pine (Pinus ponderosa).
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Pine forests.
Range: Arizona high mountains south into Mexico.
Conservation: No reports of requirements.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: None noted.
Comments: Was changed from species spelling: terlootii.
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