Location: North Texas
August 24, 2011 1:34 am
What is the common name of this species?
Signature: Anthony K.
We really like your photo of a female Checkered White, Pontia protodice, and we wish someone with more gardening knowledge would tell us the identity of this composite flower. We identified it in Butterflies Through Binoculars, the West by Jeffrey Glassberg.
August 24, 2011 5:31 pm
Hi, the flower is a gaillardia. I have some in my yard and really enjoy the blooms and resulting seed heads.
Thanks for giving us such a great bug site!
Signature: Donna Wilkinson
2 thoughts on “Female Checkered White”
The flower is a firewheel or blanket flower, Gaillardia pulchella. I use this Flickr page to Wildflowers of North America to look stuff like that up 🙂
Thanks for the identification.