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Ascia monuste (Great southern white)

Synonyms: Pieris evonima; Pieris joppe; Pieris suasa; Pieris vallei

Wikipedia Abstract

The Great Southern White (Ascia monuste) is the only species of butterfly of the genus Ascia of the Pieridae family. In this species the sexes may differ with the female being either light or dark colored. It is found from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, south through tropical America to Argentina. Migratory along the south-eastern coast of the United States, with strays to Maryland, Kansas, and Colorado. The wingspan is 63–86 mm.
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Wing Span [1]  2.0 inches (.051 m)

Prey / Diet

Batis maritima (saltwort)[2]
Cleome gynandra (spider whisp)[2]
Cleome rutidosperma (consumption weed)[2]
Tarenaya spinosa (spiny spiderflower)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo



Attributes / relations provided by 1Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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