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Neophasia menapia (Pine butterfly; Pine White)

Synonyms: Neophasia menapia tehachapina

Wikipedia Abstract

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. 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. The wingspan is 42 to 50 millimeters. The host plants are Pinus species, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Tsuga heterophylla, Abies balsamea, Abies grandis, and Picea sitchensis.
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Wing Span [1]  1.8 inches (.046 m)

Prey / Diet

Abies balsamea (Canadian fir)[2]
Abies grandis[3]
Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)[2]
Pinus contorta (Lodgepole pine)[2]
Pinus edulis (Colorado pinyon)[2]
Pinus jeffreyi (Jeffrey's pine)[3]
Pinus montezumae var. montezumae (Lowland fir)[2]
Pinus monticola (Western white pine)[2]
Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)[2]
Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine)[3]
Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir)[2]
Tsuga heterophylla (Pacific hemlock)[2]



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
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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