Great Southern White Butterfly; Ascia monuste

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Great Southern White Butterfly Ascia monuste

Host plant: plants in the mustard family (Virginia Peppergrass, Tansy Mustard, Mustard Greens, Cabbage, Nasturtium, and more).

Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly has blue tips on its antennae
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) female butterfly roosting or resting
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly mating or pairing
Great Southern White
butterfly antennae tips are blue.
A female roosting.
Pairing (mating)
Great Southern Whites
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly laying eggs
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly eggs on broad leaf mustard
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly eggs and hatched first instar larvae or caterpillars
Great Southern White laying eggs
Eggs on broad leaf mustard.
Hatchlings and egg.
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly eggs through a microscope
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly caterpillars larvae hatching from their eggs
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly caterpillars larvae eating Virginia peppergrass
A microscopic view of
Great Southern White eggs.

Caterpillars emerging
from their eggs.

Young caterpillars eating
Virginia peppergrass.

Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly caterpillars larvae eating Virginia peppergrass seed
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly caterpillar larva molted
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly large caterpillar larva
Caterpillars eating seed
of Virginia peppergrass
A molted caterpillar
its old skin is to the left
Side view of a
late instar caterpillar
Tansy Mustard (Descurainia pinnata) Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly host plant
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly pupa or chrysalis
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly drinking nectar from lantana flowers
Tansy Mustard
Descurainia pinnata
and Great Southern White
caterpillar

Chrysalis of a
Great Southern White butterfly
Drinking nectar from lantana
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly male above and female below
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterflies at rest
Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) butterfly drinking nectar from lantana blooms
Females are darker than males
The female is below
Resting butterflies
Drinking nectar from lantana
Great Southern White Ascia monuste butterflies are abundant along the roadside and in fields in southern Florida and other extremely southern states of the United States.