Zegris eupheme (Esper 1804)
Sooty Orange Tip (English), الفراشة الداكنة ذات الحروف البرتقالية (Arabic)
Size: 46-50 mm. The upperside of the forewing has apical grey area (smaller or ± absent in female) enclosing orange colour, with a curved central black mark . The underside of the hindwing in male is yellow marbled grey-green, while in female just with yellow apex.
Status in Egypt
Not Assessed (not resident in Egypt)
The subspecies in southern Jordan, Sinai and the Hedjaz is ssp. larseni Pittaway, which is isolated from the populations of the Dead Sea area and the Jordanian desert
Ecology and Distribution
Narrow (South Europe, North Africa, Middle East)
Distribution in Egypt
1 record, in 1986
Arid habitats below 1000 m.
One generation per year.
The Flight Period
Host-plants: Sinapis, Isatis.