Eastern greenish black-tip

Euchloe penia

"Euchloe penia", the eastern greenish black-tip, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and northern Iraq. The habitat consists of dry and warm rocky areas.
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Appearance

The wingspan is 32–36 mm. Adults are bright greenish off yellow. There are two generations per year, with adults on wing in April and from June to July.

Naming

*"Euchloe penia penia"
⤷ "Euchloe penia taleschicus" Back & Leestmans, 2001
⤷ "Euchloe penia thessalica"

Habitat

The larvae feed on "Matthiola" species including "M. tessela" and "M. fruticulosa".

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyPieridae
GenusEuchloe
SpeciesE. penia
Photographed in
Iran