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Euchloe ausonia

Eastern Dappled White

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Lesbos, Greece, April 2004 (m)

 

Lesbos, Greece, April 2004 (m)

 

Crete, Greece, June 2004 (f)

 

Crete, Greece, June 2004 (f)

 

Crete, Greece, June 2004 (f)

 

Chalkidiki, Greece, May 2004 (f)

 

Chalkidiki, Greece, May 2004 (f)

 

Chalkidiki, Greece, May 2004 (f)

Egg laying - see egg below

 

Chalkidiki, Greece, May 2004 (f)

 

Chalkidiki, Greece, May 2004

Egg laid by female above.

 

Chalkidiki, Greece, May 2004

Same female also laid this egg on the same plant.

 


This butterfly is in-separable from the Western Dappled White, Euchloe crameri, except by internal examination or genetic study. The best way of separation is geographical. The current species flies in peninsular Italy and from NE Italy east and south eastwards to Romania and Greece, crameri flies in NW Italy, S France and Spain.

It is a common butterfly being encountered in open places hot, dry or damp on many soils. Often disturbed places harbour the foodplant so it is often seen at roadsides. It flies throughout all the warmer months of the year.

 

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