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Checkered white butterfly

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Checkered White Butterfly on Greenthread Flower Head 3272

Some people are said to have a checkered past, and the butterfly that entomologists call Pontia protodice is said to be a checkered white. The yellow flower head that this one is on is called greenthread because of its green and thread-like leaves (which aren’t visible in this photograph). Over a year ago I showed a picture of the butterfly known as the common checkered skipper, but this is the first appearance here for the checkered white.

Today’s photograph is from April 13th on the edge of U.S. 183 near Loop 360.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 22, 2015 at 5:39 AM

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