Checkered White Butterfly (Pontia protodice)

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Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

A member of the Pieridae family, the Checkered White Butterfly is a wide ranging species with a fast, erratic flight and is difficult to approach and photograph. Related to the Cabbage White, it is considered a pest to plants in the mustard family, including cabbage and capers. Here seen on Beggar Tick (Bidens alba), a common weed in the Southern U.S..

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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