Olympia Marble

Euchloe olympia (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Uncommon resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Found in central North America from southern Alberta east to the Great Lakes area south to eastern Texas. It is found statewide in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: One spring flight in April and May

Larval Hostplant(s): Various crucifers of the genus Arabis as well as Sisymbrium officinale and Descurainia pinnata, the latter of which is the most widely distributed

Habitat:  Males patrol hilltops in the loess hills and Pine Ridge. Elsewhere they can be found in disturbed areas, floodplains, prairies, and road ditches.

Found at: Gilbert-Baker, Limestone Bluffs, Twin Oaks, Hayes Center, Table Rock & Box Elder SWMAs, Schramm & Wildcat Hills SRAs, Harlan County Reservoir, Sidney I-80 East rest stop, Chadron SP

Overwintering: As pupae

Similar Species: Large Marble


Common Name, Location, Photographer
Olympia Marble – dorsal
Olympia Marble – side view

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