Pine White Butterfly

by Jacki
(Grand Forks, B.C. Canada)

Pine White butterfly on thistle blooms

Pine White butterfly on thistle blooms

Pine White butterfly on thistle blooms
Those thistle flowers are really tasty!
notice the dark edges to the front of the leading wings

Another white butterfly, but this one is a native type. Varying in numbers, this one can sometimes have a population explosion, and cause defoliation in forests. Obviously from the picture, as adults they are attracted to thistles and other nectar plants.

Compare this to Cabbage White Butterfly and see more butterflies on these pages:

White Admiral Butterfly

Sulphur Yellow Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly

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