Euchloe falloui (Allard, 1867)
Scarce Green-striped White (English), الفراشة البيضاء ذات الخطوط الخضراء القليلة (Arabic)
Size: 29-34 mm. Very similar to Euchloe belemia, but black spot on the underside of the forewing is completely black, without any white centre
Status in Egypt
Ecology and Distribution
Narrow (Iberia to Iraq, with isolated populations in the Asir/Yemen mountains and in Ethiopia)
Distribution in Egypt
Sinai. AOO = 52 km2. EOO = 11100 km2
17 records. Latest in 1987 (S. Sinai)
A desert species, on arid stony slopes; pupal diapause can last several years.
Nakamura & Benyamini (1973) saw a female ovipositing on Reseda muricata in Wadi El Arbaein (St Katherine). Usually two but sometimes three generations per year.
The Flight Period
Host-plants: Moricandia sinaica (Cruciferae) preferred, Zilla, Diplotaxis, and Schouwia (all Cruciferae), and Reseda spp (Resedaceae) also used.
- Euchloe falloui falloui (Allard, 1867) (synonym)