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Brief Summary

    Leptidea duponcheli: Brief Summary
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    Leptidea duponcheli , the Eastern wood white, is a butterfly found in the Palearctic (South Europe, Asia Minor, Balkans, Iran) that belongs to the whites family.

Comprehensive Description

    Leptidea duponcheli
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    Leptidea duponcheli , the Eastern wood white, is a butterfly found in the Palearctic (South Europe, Asia Minor, Balkans, Iran) that belongs to the whites family.

    Subspecies

    • L. d. duponcheli
    • L. d. lorkovici (Pfeiffer, 1932) turkisch Nordsyrien
    • L. d. maiae Alberti, 1969 Armenia, Greater Caucasus.
    • L. d. vartiani Gross & Ebert, 1975 Iran

    Description from Seitz

    For a key to the terms used, see Glossary of entomology terms.

    L. duponcheli Stgr. (27 g), from South France, the eastern districts of South Europe, Asia Minor, Armenia, and Persia, differs from sinapis in the marking of the underside, as shown in the figure. — In the summer-form aestiva Stgr. (27 g) the upperside is feebly, the underside more strongly yellow, the latter being without markings.[2]

    Biology

    The larva feeds on Onobrychis, Leguminosae.

    References

    1. ^ Staudinger in Staudinger & Wocke, 1871 Catalog der Lepidopteren des europaeischen Faunegebiets (Edn. 2)
    2. ^ Seitz, A. ed. Band 1: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen Tagfalter, 1909, 379 Seiten, mit 89 kolorierten Tafeln (3470 Figuren)  src= This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.