Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia (W.H. Edwards, 1871)In need of conservation  -  S2 (State rare)  -  Vulnerable  -  Western MD only  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pieridae   >   Genus Euchloe   

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The Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia) is a rare denizen of open habitats where its preferred host plants can be found, like shale barrens or lakeshores. In our area, it is restricted to shale barrens of western Maryland. This interesting and strikingly-marked butterfly is on the wing early in spring, from March into the middle of May in Maryland (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith; Kaufman Guide to Butterflies of North America). Its restricted range and uncommon habitat make it vulnerable to extirpation, and it is ranked as S2 (state rare).

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Olympia Marble primarily utilizes rockcresses as larval food plants.

There are 47 records in the project database.

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An Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/28/2018). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble in Clairemont, Kent Co., Texas (3/30/2013). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/9/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/29/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/3/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/14/2019). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/3/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/28/2018). Photo by Clare Allocca. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/10/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Olympia Marble found in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/10). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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