Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

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

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Distribution

Records

12 records. Latest in 1987 (Cairo-Suez road)

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Distribution in Egypt

Northern Egypt. AOO = 34 km2. EOO = 193,000 km2

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Global Distribution

Narrow (Iberia to Iraq, with isolated populations in the Asir/Yemen mountains and in Ethiopia).

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Ecology

Habitat

Rough places with flowers, in less arid places than Euchloe falloui; with a pupal summer diapause.

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Trophic Strategy

Host-plants: desert Cruciferae, although locally one species is usually preferred.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

The Flight Period

November-April

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Two or three generations per year.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Euchloe belemia

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Public Records: 15
Specimens with Barcodes: 36
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Euchloe belemia

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 24 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  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.

ATTGCTCATAGAGGATCTTCTGTTGATTTA---GCTATTTTTTCCTTACATTTAGCTGGAATTTCTTCTATTCTTGGTGCTATTAATTTTATTACAACTATTATTAATATACGAATTAATAATATATCTTTTGACCAAATACCTCTTTTTGTTTGAGCTGTAGGTATTACAGCTTTATTATTATTATTATCTCTTCCTGTATTAGCAGGT---GCTATTACAATACTTTTAACAGATCGTAATCTTAATACATCATTTTTTGATCCTGCTGGAGGAGGAGATCCTATTCTATATCAACATTTATTTTGATTTTTTGGACATCCTGAAGTTTACATTCTAATTTTACCAGGATTTGGAATAATTTCTCATATTATTTCTCAAGAAAGAGGAAAAAAA---GAAACTTTTGGTTCTTTAGGGATAATTTATGCTATAATAGCAATTGGTTTACTAGGATTTATTGTTTGAGCCCATCATATATTTACAGTTGGTATAGATATTGATACTCGAGCTTATTTTACCTCAGCTACTATAATTATTGCAGTCCCAACAGGAATTAAAATTTTTAGATGATTA---GCTACTTTATATGGTACT---CAAATTAATTACAGTCCTTCTATATTATGAAGATTAGGATTTGTATTTTTATTTACAGTTGGAGGATTAACTGGAGTAATTTTAGCTAATTCTTCAATTGATATTATTCTTCATGATACTTATTATGTAGTAGCTCATTTTCATTATGTT---CTTTCTATAGGAGCTGTATTTGCTATTTTAGGGGGATTTATTCATTGATATCCTTTATTTACTGGATTATCTTTAAATAATTATTATTTAAAAATTCAATTTATTACTATATTTATTGGAGTTAATTTAACTTTTTTCCCTCAACATTTTCTAGGACTTGCTGGTATACCTCGT---CGATACTCAGATTATCCTGATAATTATCTT---TCCTGAAATGTAATTTCATCTTTAGGATCTTATATTTCTTTAATTGGAACTATTATAATA
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Conservation

Conservation Status

Status in Egypt

Resident

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IUCN

Data Deficient

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Abundance

Common

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Wikipedia

Euchloe belemia

The Green-striped White (Euchloe belemia), is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. Its range is northern Africa and occasionally the southern Iberian peninsula, especially Spain and Portugal.

The wingspan is 36–44 mm (1.4–1.7 in). Adults are on wing from February to June.[2]

The larvae feed on Sisymbrium species (including Sisymbrium bourgeanum), Diplotaxis tennuisiliqua and Biscutella didyma.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Euchloe belemia hesperidum Rothschild 1913
  • Euchloe belemia eversi Eversi 1963
  • Euchloe belemia abyssinica Stamm 1928 (Ethiopia, Somalia, eastern Arabia)[3]
  • Euchloe belemia palaestinensis Rüber 1907

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