Species Page: Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)

Olympia Marble

Euchloe olympia (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Occasional resident

NENHP Rank: 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.

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.

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

Overwintering: As a pupa.

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

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/8 – 2 inches.

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Similar Species: Large Marble