The Checkered White
Pieris protodice Boisduval & Leconte
- The body of the Checkered White is black. All four wings have a white and black checkered pattern (Klots, 1979, 200).
- The Checkered White is 1.3-1.6 inches in width (Klots, 1979, 200), and 1.5-1.8 inches in height.
- The caterpillar feeds on Cabbage, and related plants such as Turnip, and Mustard, etc. (Klots, 1979, 200).
- Geographic Range:
- The butterfly ranges from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, south into Florida, and west to the Pacific (Klots, 1979, 200).
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