Pontia edusa

Eastern Bath White

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by Matt Rowlings

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Rhodes, Greece, May 2017

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SE Serbia, June 2012

Field notes and information

Two seemingly identical species have been separated on the basis of biochemical and DNA data. To all intents and purposes they are indistinguishable without the access to a modern high tech research laboratory. Please see notes on the bath white, P. daplidice, for more details of this species complex.

Fortunately for those of us who don't have several hundred thousand euros worth of research equipment at home, the ranges of these two species overlap only in a narrow band line running north-south from northwest Italy. Based solely on distribution, I have to named the butterflies in these photos. The current species flies in the east and the bath white P. daplidice in the west.

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Crete, Greece, October 2017

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Sicily, Italy, May 2018

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Rhodes, Greece October 2018

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2016

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S Greece, July 2007

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Rhodes, Greece, May 2017

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Rhodes, Greece, May 2017

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Crete, Greece, October 2017

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S Greece, July 2007

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Rhodes, Greece October 2018

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Valais, Switzerland, April 2010

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Valais, Switzerland, April 2011

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2015

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Valais, Switzerland, March 2012