Neophasia menapia

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Pine white
Neophasia menapia, MM.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Neophasia
Species: N. menapia
Binomial name
Neophasia menapia
(C. & R. Felder, 1859)
Subspecies
  • N. m. menapia
  • N. m. melanica Scott, 1981
  • N. m. tehachapina Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 1998
Synonyms
  • Pieris menapia
  • Pieris tau
  • Neophasia nigracosta

Neophasia menapia, the pine white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in the western United States and in southern British Columbia, Canada.[1][2]

It is mostly white with black veins and wing bars. The species is similar to Neophasia terlooii but their ranges only overlap in New Mexico.[1][2]

The wingspan is 42–50 millimetres (1.7–2.0 in).[1]

The host plants are Pinus species, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Tsuga heterophylla, Abies balsamea, Abies grandis, and Picea sitchensis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pine White, Butterflies of Canada
  2. ^ a b Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman (2003). Butterflies of North America. Houghton Mifflin, New York, NY. ISBN 0618153128
  3. ^ Neophasia, funet.fi

External links[edit]

  • Pine White, Butterflies and Moths of North-America