Euchloe ausonides

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Large marble
Large-Marble.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Euchloe
Species:
E. ausonides
Binomial name
Euchloe ausonides
(Lucas, 1852)
Subspecies

Five, see text

Euchloe ausonides, the large marble[1] or creamy marblewing[2], is a species of butterfly that occurs in western North America[1]. It lays eggs on the terminal flower buds of a variety of plants in the mustard family, including introduced Eurasian species, and the larvae feed on the buds, flowers and fruit of these plants[3]. In California, it has witnessed population declines since the 1980s, especially in the Central Valley and the Bay Area, and in Washington, its subspecies the island marble Butterfly (Euchloe ausonides ssp. insulanus) is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act[4].

Subspecies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lotts, Kelly; Naberhaus, Thomas. "Large Marble Euchloe ausonides (Lucas, 1852)". Butterflies and Moths of North America. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Euchloe ausonides Large Marble". Digital Atlas of Idaho. Idaho State University.
  3. ^ Shapiro, Art. "Euchloe ausonides". Art Shapiro's Butterfly Site. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Species Profile for Island large marble Butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus)". Environmental Conservation Online System. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Retrieved 29 March 2018.