Euchloe belemia (Esper, )
Green-striped White (English), الفراشة البيضاء ذات الخطوط الخضراء (Arabic), Piéride du sisymbre (French)
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
Status in Egypt
Ecology and Distribution
Narrow (Iberia to Iraq, with isolated populations in the Asir/Yemen mountains and in Ethiopia).
Distribution in Egypt
Northern Egypt. AOO = 34 km2. EOO = 193,000 km2
12 records. Latest in 1987 (Cairo-Suez road)
Rough places with flowers, in less arid places than Euchloe falloui; with a pupal summer diapause.
Two or three generations per year.
The Flight Period
Host-plants: desert Cruciferae, although locally one species is usually preferred.
- Euchloe belemia Esper, 1805 (synonym)