Artogeia bryoniae

Mountain Green Veined White

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by Matt Rowlings

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Udine, Italy, July 2014

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Valais, Switzeland, June 2013

Field notes and information

This species appears to replace the Green Veined White, A. napi, at high altitudes in the Alps and the Carpathian Mountains.

Identification & Similar species: The males are more heavily marked in comparison to the green veined white, P. napi, but it is the females that are unmistakable. They are covered in a very heavy dusting of brown scales giving a rather dirty appearance.

Distribution & Flight: Summer at high altitudes only in the Alps and the mountains of eastern Europe in a single brood.

Habitat & Behaviour: High altitudes amongst open alpine scrub, with flowery meadows. Often associated with water courses and damp places.

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Valais, Switzerland, June/July 2009

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Udine, Italy, July 2014

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Valais, Switzeland, June 2013

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Vaud, Switzerland, August 2013

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Valais, Switzeland, June 2013

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2000m Valais, Switzerland, June 2006

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Valais, Switzerland, June/July 2009

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Valais, Switzerland July 2014

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Vaud, Switzerland, August 2013