Euchloe ausonia

English name:
Eastern Dappled White
Full scientific name:
Euchloe ausonia (Hübner, 1805)
Croatian name:
Čipka

Red Book Category in EU: LC

Red Book Category in Croatia: NE

Wings span: 34-45 mm

Euchloe ausonia, Dubrovačko primorje, 0321B5327
Euchloe ausonia, Dubrovačko primorje, 0321B5327
Euchloe ausonia, Prevlaka, 0321B6302
Euchloe ausonia, Prevlaka, 0321B6302

Flight Period and Life Cycle

Flight period of Euchloe ausonia in Croatia
Flight period of Euchloe ausonia in Croatia

1 brood per year. Overwinters as pupa.

Distribution in Croatia

Distribution of Euchloe ausonia in Croatia
Distribution of Euchloe ausonia in Croatia

Along the coast only. Check the included map.

External Morphology Characteristics

Both wings have a white upper side with a dark tip located at the apex of the forewing. The tip has a few white spots. The forewing has a flag-shaped black spot near the costa that is also visible on the underside. The underside of the hindwing features yellow-green dark spots that are interconnected, forming a lace-like pattern. The hindwing’s upper side is white.

Behavior

Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers. It flies slowly.

Caterpillar Host Plants

Family Fabaceae.

Habitat

Hot and dry edges of woodlands and olive groves. Elevations: 0-800m.

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