Euchloe eversi

Tenerife Green Striped White

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by Matt Rowlings

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Field notes and information

One of the three species of Euchloe recently given specific status from the Canaries. See Gran Canaria green striped white E. grancanariensis for more details.

Identification & Similar species: There are no similar species on Tenerife.

Distribution & Flight: Only found high on Tenerife. Flies from April at lower levels (1500m) and into the summer. I found several individuals at much higher levels in April - upto 3555m at the top of the cable car on Mt. Teide. My highest ever butterfly sighting!

Habitat & Behaviour: Open areas at and above the treeline where the yellow flowered larval food plant Descurainia bourgeana is widespread and common.

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Orange eggs are older. Freshly laid eggs are blue.

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012