Checkered White

Pontia protodice

Genus Pontia
Subfamily Whites
Family Whites and Sulpurs
All Massachusetts Species
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Occurrence   Southern half of state - migrant
Abundance Rare; recent maximum 1
Flight Period October 4 (mainly September)
Notes Found 4 of last 6 Septembers in Westport but nowhere else in 50 years
Overwintering Pupa
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Checkered White

Photo by Frank Model - 8/13/2007
Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY
Male

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Checkered White

Photo by Bill Banks - 8/17/2006
White Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT
Female

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Checkered White

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 8/20/2007
Pittsburg, NH
Female

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Checkered White

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 8/20/2007
Pittsburg, NH
Female

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Checkered White

Photo by Tom Tyning - 7/15/2007
Pittsfield
Male

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