Euchloe hesperidum

Fuerteventura Green Striped White

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2014

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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 Fuerteventura.

Distribution & Flight: Only found in higher regions of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote where desert conditions ease a little to allow sparse growth of meadows. Flies from January to April in two broods.

Habitat & Behaviour: Gullies and river beds. I only saw 3 individuals in Feb 2014, and only one of those settled just as cloudy weather arrived and light rain started.

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

Found at sea level.

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

Egg laying at a sea level site.

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2014

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

Larval foodplant.

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015

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Fuerteventura, Spain, February 2015