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Pine White Neophasia menapia


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Pine White
credit: Megan McCarty/CCSA

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Family: Pieridae, Whites and Sulphurs view all from this family

Description The Pine White (Neophasia menapia) is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in western USA and in southern British Columbia.

It is mostly white with black vines and wing bars. Similar to Neophasia terlooii but ranges only overlap in New Mexico.

The wingspan is 42 to 50 millimeters.

The host plants are Pinus sp., Pseudotsuga taxifolia, Tsuga heterophylla, Abies balsamea, Abies grandis, and Picea sitchensis.

Dimensions 1 3/4-2" (44-51 mm).

Habitat Alpine & subalpine habitats, Forests & woodlands.

Range Rocky Mountains, Western Canada, Plains, California, Northwest, Southwest.