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Euchloe ausonia Hübner, 1804

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Euchloe ausonia Hübner, 1804
Common names: Eastern Dappled White, Green-Dapled White [En], Marbré oriental [Fr], Östliche Gesprenkelte Weißling [De], Κοινή ανοιξιάτικη πιερίδα [Gr], Dağ Öyklösü, Yeşil Benekli Beyaz [Tu].

Laerna, RHODES ● Greece (on Lavendula stoechas)

Description:The wingspan is 36–48 mm. Uppersides are white with a black discoidal bar on forewing; dark gray forewing apex contains white spots. Below, forewing apex is greenish and prominent discoidal spot has a white streak in its center; hindwing is marbled white and green. Sexes are similar.
Populations west of Italy are considered to be a separate species, Euchloe crameri.

Biology: In most of its range, there are two generations. Adults are on wing from the beginning of March to the beginning of July. In mountainous and very dry areas, there is only one generation.
The larvae feed on the flowers and young fruits of Sinapis arvensis, Isatis tinctoria, Isatis glauca, Aethionema saxatile, Iberis sempervirens, Biscutella mollis, Biscutella laevigata, Bunias erucago and Aurinia saxatilis.

Habitat: Open dry places, disturbed areas, roadsides.

Distribution: South-East Europe and Eurasia.

References:
Wikipedia, Eastern Dappled White
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.



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