Size: 30-35 mm. Distinguished by the irregular green markings of the underside of the hindwing.
39 records. Latest in 2001 (South Sinai)
Distribution in Egypt
Northern Egypt. AOO = 86 km2. EOO =261,000 km2. 8 locations. Apparent decline in AOO and locations
Restricted (Libya, Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Hejaz in Saudi Arabia).
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.
Host-plants: Diplotaxis harra and perhaps on other Cruciferae.
Life History and Behavior
The Flight Period
February-May and November
One or two generations per year.
Status in Egypt
Endangered (B2 a, b, i,ii,iv)
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