Artogeia krueperi

Krueper's Small White

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by Matt Rowlings

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NW, Greece, August 2008

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Field notes and information

This a the most distinctive of the small whites with unmistakable green underside markings. It is also the rarest, found only in the southern Balkans and there it is very local and only found in low numbers.

Identification & Similar species: The distinctive underside markings separate this species from all other similar ones.

Distribution & Flight: Southern Balkans where it is very localised and, in my experience, is only found in low numbers. It flies in several broods, from May to August (and possibly beyond these limits too).

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry rocky places with light scrub.

Variation: The green underside markings are much darker in the spring generation.

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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NW, Greece, August 2008

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Kastoria, Greece, May 2004 (m)

Dull cool weather prevented this butterfly performing any better than this.

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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NW, Greece, August 2008

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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NW, Greece, August 2008

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NW, Greece, August 2008

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013