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West Virginia White Pieris virginiensis


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

Description The West Virginia White Butterfly (Pieris virginiensis) is a common butterfly found in the Great Lakes states, along the Appalachians from New England to Alabama, and in southern Ontario. They are typically found in moist deciduous forests.

It has translucent whitish wings of length 4.5-5.5 cm; the hindwing underside has brownish or pale gray scaling along the veins.

Dimensions 1 3/8-1 5/8" (35-41 mm).

Habitat Forests & woodlands.

Range Mid-Atlantic, Eastern Canada, New England, Great Lakes, Southeast.