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Pontia protodice (Checkered White)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Checkered White (Pontia protodice), also called Southern Cabbage Butterfly, is a common North American butterfly in the family Pieridae. Its green larva is a type of cabbage worm.
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Attributes

Wing Span [1]  1.6 inches (.041 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Badlands National Park II 178535 South Dakota, United States
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve 90 Michigan, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States

Prey / Diet

Barbarea vulgaris (Common Wintergreen)[2]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[2]
Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)[2]
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)[2]
Caulanthus lasiophyllus (California mustard)[2]
Cleomella lutea (yellow beeplant)[3]
Cleomella refracta (Spectacle fruit)[2]
Cleomella serrulata (Rocky Mountain beeplant)[3]
Descurainia pinnata (Tanzy Mustard)[2]
Heliotropium curassavicum (salt heliotrope)[2]
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Cress)[2]
Lepidium draba (Whitetop)[2]
Lepidium fremontii (desert pepperweed)[2]
Lepidium lasiocarpum (hairypod pepperweed)[2]
Lepidium latifolium (Broadleaved Pepperweed)[2]
Lepidium virginicum (Wild Pepper-Grass)[2]
Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)[2]
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)[2]
Rorippa curvisiliqua (curvepod yellowcress)[2]
Selenia aurea (golden selenia)[2]
Sinapis arvensis (Charlock)[2]
Sisymbrium altissimum (tall tumblemustard)[2]
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)[2]
Strigosella africana (African mustard)[2]
Thelypodiopsis elegans (Westwater tumblemustard)[2]
Thlaspi arvense (Field Pennycress)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Pontia occidentalis (Western White)1

Predators

Proctacanthus milbertii[4]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[2]

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Ammannia coccinea (purple ammannia)[5]
Aster novaeangliae <Unverified Name>[5]
Blephilia ciliata (downy blephilia)[5]
Blephilia hirsuta (hairy pagoda-plant)[5]
Boltonia asteroides (white doll's daisy)[5]
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)[5]
Centaurea woronowii (Woronow's Centaury)[5]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[5]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[5]
Claytonia virginica (narrow-leaved spring beauty)[5]
Coreopsis palmata (stiff coreopsis)[5]
Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved purple coneflower)[5]
Echinacea purpurea (Eastern purple coneflower)[5]
Erigenia bulbosa (harbinger of spring)[5]
Eryngium yuccifolium (button eryngo)[5]
Eupatorium serotinum (late boneset)[5]
Euphorbia corollata (flowering spurge)[5]
Heliopsis helianthoides (smooth oxeye)[5]
Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa[5]
Lantana camara (lantana)[5]
Lepidium virginicum (Wild Pepper-Grass)[5]
Leptadenia reticulata (butterflyweed)[5]
Lobelia spicata (palespike lobelia)[5]
Lythrum acutangulum (wing-angle loosestrife)[5]
Malva neglecta (roundleaf mallow)[5]
Marrubium vulgare (horehound)[5]
Melilotus albus (Sweet Clover)[5]
Monarda fistulosa (mintleaf beebalm)[5]
Myosotis verna (spring forget me not)[5]
Nepeta cataria (field balm)[5]
Oenothera fruticosa (narrowleaf evening-primrose)[5]
Oxalis bakeriana (creeping woodsorrel)[5]
Persicaria bicornis (Pennsylvania knotweed)[5]
Persicaria minor (ladysthumb smartweed)[5]
Prunella vulgaris (common selfheal)[5]
Prunus americana (Wild Plum)[5]
Psoralea onobrychis (French-grass)[5]
Pycnanthemum flexuosum (Appalachian mountainmint)[5]
Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum (whorled mountainmint)[5]
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain-mint)[5]
Rhaponticum carthamoides (Maral root)[5]
Rudbeckia subtomentosa (sweet coneflower)[5]
Rudbeckia triloba (Thin-leaved Coneflower)[5]
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)[5]
Sida spinosa (prickly sida)[5]
Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant)[5]
Symphyotrichum pilosum (Frost Aster)[5]
Tradescantia virginiana (Spiderwort)[2]
Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[5]
Trifolium reflexum (buffalo clover)[2]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[5]
Trillium sessile (Toadshade)[2]
Ulmus americana (American elm)[2]
Valerianella radiata (beaked cornsalad)[2]
Verbena hastata (blue verbena)[5]
Verbena simplex[2]
Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)[5]
Verbena urticaefolia <Unverified Name>[5]
Verbena urticifolia (white verbena)[2]
Vernonia fasciculata (prairie ironweed)[2]
Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's root)[2]
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw)[2]
Viola cucullata (Marsh blue violet)[2]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[2]
Viola sagittata (arrow-leaved violet)[2]
Vitis vulpina (fox grape)[2]
Zizia aurea (golden zizia)[2]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility 2Jorrit 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. 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 4Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg) 5Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
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