Large Marble

Euchloe ausonides

Appearance: Hindwing underneath white with yellow veins and dark green marbling cutting across the veins. Tip of white forewing beneath similarly patterned. Above, has forewing white with black patterning at tip and black cell end bar.

Size: Medium; though can be smaller than 1 1/2 to 2 inches

Habitat: Frequents wide variety of open habitats, meadows and forest openings and frequently seen flying low along streams sides and trails

Season: May to late July

Larval Foodplant: Mustard family plants

Did You Know…
With magnification the green marbling is revealed to be due to green and black scales in close proximity (Pyle, 2002).

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