Checkered White

1/400s at f8, ISO:200, Canon Mark II 1Ds w/180mm, 1.4x converter

The Checkered White (Pontia protodice), also called Southern Cabbage Butterfly, is a common North American butterfly in the family Pieridae. This butterfly may be seen flying in fields or along roadsides. Males patrol flats seeking receptive females, who lay eggs singly on leaves and flowers of host plants. Buds, flowers, and fruits are favorite foods of caterpillars, but they will also eat leaves. They are permanent residents in southern United States and northern Mexico, temporary in northern United States and southern Canada. They do not occur in most of New England.
Medicine Creek, NE