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Large Marble

Euchloe ausonides
Photo by Kim Davis and Mike Stangeland 2009

Habitat:  The Large Marble can be found flying in open woods and along ridges throughout Alberta

Description:  This butterfly is mostly white save for its hind wing which has a beautiful green marble pattern running through it.  The Large Marble can be distinguished from other marble butterflies by its greater size and also the thick cell bar that can be found on its upper wing.

Size:  40-50 mm

Diet:  The caterpillars prefer to eat plants of the mustard family

Fun Fact:  When viewed in the UV spectrum, for some reason some female Large Marbles reflect UV light while other females do not.

Source:

Acorn, John. Butterflies of Alberta. Edmonton: Lone Pine Publishing, 1993. Print

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Cinnamon-brown summer coat with an  orange or buff belly.  The tail is half as long as the body with a black tip.  The coat turns entirely white in the winter except for the black tip on the tail.
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