The western white is a butterfly that is found in western North America. The eastern edge of it's range extends above Lake Superior into eastern Canada, this includes northern Minnesota where I took this photograph.This is a female western, you can tell because of the more pronounced golden veining especially on the hindwing. Western white feed on a variety of flowers including milkweed and asters. The caterpillar feed on plants in the mustard family and overwinter in the pupae stage.
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