Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Known from one site in the mountains (Swain County). This is a more northerly species ranging south to the mountains of Virginia and extreme northeastern Tennessee. Thus, the recent NC record represents a major range extension, though some think the record might be of a wind-blown stray.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Undoubtedly very rare, if not accidental, in North Carolina. Even within its main range, it is very local and generally uncommon, typically found in very widely spaced colonies.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: The species has a single flight in the spring. In the East, it typically flies in April and May. In North Carolina, if resident, it is likely to fly only from late April into mid-May. The lone state record was taken on an unspecified date in mid-May.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.