Anthocharis euphenoides

Provencal Orange Tip

euroButterflies

by Matt Rowlings

copyright © 2003-2016

Show butterflies of: EU US
io-header
Photo: euphenoides

Var, France, April 2006

The female completely lacks the yellow ground colour of the male on the upperside.

Photo: euphenoides

Var, France, April 2006

Male

Field notes and information

This was once considered a subspecies of the Moroccan orange tip, A. belia. It is more heavily marked on the underside.

Identification & Similar species: No other yellow orange tips, Anthocharis, share the range.

Distribution & Flight: Most of the Iberian peninsular, Mediterranean France. It is also found in two isolated areas, in central Italy and from Tessin, Switzerland where records are extremely rare and mostly over 100 years old.

Flies in one brood from April. Usually over by end May, I have found it in mid July at high altitude in the French Pyrenees.

Habitat & Behaviour: Flowery meadows in woodland, scrub and cultivated areas.

Photo: euphenoides

Var, France, April 2008

Photo: euphenoidesPhoto: euphenoidesPhoto: euphenoidesPhoto: euphenoidesPhoto: euphenoides

Var, France, April 2006

Photo: euphenoides

Var, France, April 2006

Photo: euphenoides

Var, France, April 2006

Photo: euphenoides

Bouches du Rhône, France, April 2004 (f)

Photo: euphenoides

Bouches du Rhône, France, April 2004 (m)

Photo: euphenoides

Bouches du Rhône, France, April 2004 (m)

Photo: euphenoides

Var, France, May 2007

Photo: euphenoidesPhoto: euphenoides

Provence, France, April 2003 (m)