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|Checkered White (Pontia protodice): This is a Checkered White (pontia protodice), a rare visitor to North Carolina. I photographed this one in Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC on 9/20/02. It used to be much more common here, but apparently lost its territory to its rapacious Cabbage White and went west. This butterfly saw me from about 30 feet off and took flight, displaying a cowardice that might explain this phenomenon!|
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