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Euchloe ausonia (Hübner, [1804])   

 

Range: Italy, SE Europe, Turkey, the Near East, C Asia.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Widespread mostly in the lowlands, but occasionally found up to 1700 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Diverse warm, dry grassy, rocky and/or bushy places.

Bionomics: Two generations from April till July. Larval host-plants: various Brassicaceae (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: Widespread and rather common. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.


Photo: Stoyan Beshkov