Butterflies Along Alaska's Hiking Trails



 Creamy Marblewing
Euchloe ausonides

This species is often called Large Marble because it tends to be larger than other Euchloexbutterflies, although it is moderately small, a little bit over an inch wingspan. The underside is a marbled greenish and cream color. This one was found in the Chugach range foothills, on the McHugh Creek Trail. There was a courting pair struggling in gusty winds but I was able to photograph only this one, which I believe is the female. The males have less pigment on the forewings and lack the yellow color on the hindwings. This is a western species that ranges from Alaska south to northern New Mexico.

large marble

Here are two higher quality photos, 865 X 649 pixels, taken more recently, with a better camera:
Dorsal view, on a dandelion & Underwing view, close up

You will find more information on this species of butterfly by clicking here and here.
Also check out this website: Butterflies of Alaska

Click any of the smaller photos below for more butterflies found along Southcentral Alaska's hiking trails.
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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Old World Swallowtail

Phoebus Parnassian

Milbert's Tortoiseshell


old world

phoebus parnassian


Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

 Silvery Blue

Northern Blue

mourning cloak

spring azure

silvery blue

northern blue thumbnail

Painted Lady

Arctic Skipper

Green Comma

Arctic White

painted lady

arctic skipper

green comma

arctic white

Western White

Creamy Marblewing

 Arctic Fritillary

Mountain Fritillary

western white

large marblewing

arctic fritillary

mountain fritillary

Silver-Bordered Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

silver-bordered frit

mormon frit

Palaeno Sulphur

common sulphur

Ross's Alpine

Field Crescent

Arctic (Ross's) Alpine