Eastern Bath White
Full scientific name:
Pontia edusa (Fabricius, 1776)
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Flight Period and Life Cycle
Few broods per year. Overwinters as pupa.
Distribution in Croatia
More common along the coast. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of both wings of this butterfly is white, and the apex of the forewing has a broad black tip with a few small white spots. The hindwing’s upper side has grey markings. A flag-shaped black spot is present on the forewing near the costa, which is also visible on the underside of the forewing. The underside of the hindwing is olive-colored with white spots. However, the similar species Euchloe ausonia and Anthocharis cardamines have more white spots, and their hindwing’s upper side is white.
It has migratory abilities. Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Families Brassicaceae and Resedaceae.
Slopes and rocky terrains, meadows, gardens and parks. Elevations: 0-1300m.