Great Southern White Butterfly (Ascia monuste)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Great Southern White Butterfly (Ascia monuste)

Note blue antenna clubs which is a characteristic of this species. This one is male.

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=13

Range: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Ascia-monuste?quicktabs_8=0#quicktabs-8

Larval host: in my yard is Virginia Pepperweed (Lepidium virginicum).

Shown on Florida Native Plant: BIDENS ALBA

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/enjoying-little-things-in-the-garden.html

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