Euchloe aegyptiaca Verity 1911
Egyptian White (English), الفراشة المصرية البيضاء (Arabic)
Size: 30-35 mm. Distinguished by the irregular green markings of the underside of the hindwing.
Status in Egypt
Endangered (B2 a, b, i,ii,iv)
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.
Ecology and Distribution
Restricted (Libya, Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Hejaz in Saudi Arabia).
Distribution in Egypt
Northern Egypt. AOO = 86 km2. EOO =261,000 km2. 8 locations. Apparent decline in AOO and locations
39 records. Latest in 2001 (South Sinai)
One or two generations per year.
The Flight Period
February-May and November
Host-plants: Diplotaxis harra and perhaps on other Cruciferae.