Pieris virginiensis

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Pieris virginiensis
Pieris virginiensis on wild mustard, USA - 20030504.jpg
Pieris virginiensis on wild mustard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Tribe: Pierini
Genus: Pieris
Species: P. virginiensis
Binomial name
Pieris virginiensis
Edwards, 1870
Pieris virginiensis range map.JPG

The West Virginia White Butterfly (Pieris virginiensis) is a relatively common butterfly found in the Great Lakes states, along the Appalachians from New England to Alabama, and in southern Ontario. They are typically found in moist deciduous forests.

It has translucent whitish wings of length 4.5-5.5 cm; the hindwing underside has brownish or pale gray scaling along the veins.