Size: 32-34 mm. Very similar to Euchloe falloui, but black spot on the underside of the forewings has a white centre rather than completely black
12 records. Latest in 1987 (Cairo-Suez road)
Distribution in Egypt
Northern Egypt. AOO = 34 km2. EOO = 193,000 km2
Narrow (Iberia to Iraq, with isolated populations in the Asir/Yemen mountains and in Ethiopia).
Rough places with flowers, in less arid places than Euchloe falloui; with a pupal summer diapause.
Host-plants: desert Cruciferae, although locally one species is usually preferred.
Life History and Behavior
The Flight Period
Two or three generations per year.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Euchloe belemia
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Euchloe belemia
Public Records: 15
Specimens with Barcodes: 36
Species With Barcodes: 1
Status in Egypt
- Euchloe belemia hesperidum Rothschild 1913
- Euchloe belemia eversi Eversi 1963
- Euchloe belemia abyssinica Stamm 1928 (Ethiopia, Somalia, eastern Arabia)
- Euchloe belemia palaestinensis Rüber 1907
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