Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Size: 30-35 mm. Distinguished by the irregular green markings of the underside of the hindwing.

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Distribution

Records

39 records. Latest in 2001 (South Sinai)

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Distribution in Egypt

Northern Egypt. AOO = 86 km2. EOO =261,000 km2. 8 locations. Apparent decline in AOO and locations

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Global Distribution

Restricted (Libya, Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Hejaz in Saudi Arabia).

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Physical Description

Look Alikes

Taxonomy

Originally described from Wadi Hof near Helwan. Taxonomically difficult since it is part of the Euchloe ausonia complex that has yet to be sorted out.

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Ecology

Habitat

Desert areas.

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Trophic Strategy

Host-plants: Diplotaxis harra and perhaps on other Cruciferae.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

The Flight Period

February-May and November

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One or two generations per year.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

Status in Egypt

Resident

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IUCN

Endangered (B2 a, b, i,ii,iv)

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Abundance

Uncommon

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Wikipedia

Euchloe aegyptiaca

Euchloe aegyptiaca is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found from Libya to Egypt and Jordan, extending into Saudi Arabia.[2]

The larvae feed on Cruciferae species, including Diplotaxis harra.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Euchloe, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: File D – Pieridae - Tribe Anthocharidini
  3. ^ Euchloe (Euchloe) aegyptiaca, Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa


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