The Olympia Marble is a small butterfly with a wingspan of about one and one-half to two inches. The wings are generally cream-colored on the upper surface. The underside of the hindwing has some yellow-green marbling.


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Olympia Marble Facts

Butterfly Family: Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Butterfly Subfamily: Pierinae

Butterfly Wingspan: 1 3/8 – 2 inches

Butterfly Habitat: Various open areas including prairies, foothills, lakeshore dunes, shale barrens, meadows, and open woodlands


Olympia Marble Host and Nectar Plants

Host Plants:

  • Mustard Family
    • Various Rock Cresses

Nectar Plants:

  • Nectar from various flowers
    • Chickweed
    • Phlox
    • Violet Wood Sorrel
    • Native Wildflower Mix
  • Rock Cresses