Girish Mahajan

Euchloe simplonia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pieridae
Scientific name  Euchloe simplonia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Euchloe
Rank  Species
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Similar  Euchloe crameri, Euchloe, Agriades pyrenaicus, Colias phicomone, Anthocharis euphenoides

Euchloe simplonia, the mountain dappled white, is a butterfly found in the mountainous regions of Western Europe and Northern Africa. Its main foods are Sinapis, Isatis, Aethionema, Iberis and Biscutella species. Though data are lacking, it is believed that the species is restricted to a small area of the western Alps and is endangered in Europe. The species is closely related to Euchloe naina, and cross-breeding experiments suggest that E. nania may be a subspecies, though this is contested on morphological grounds.

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Euchloe simplonia Wikipedia


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