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Wood White

Observed: 2nd June 2011 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I've spent a long time wanting to see a Wood White but I believe I now have. Beautiful.

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Comments

DavidNotton's picture

Leptidea

there is more than one species of this genus in France and they look quite similar, can you tell them apart from this picture?

Michael Skelton's picture

Wood White

This could be one of three species of Wood White. Real's Wood White now appears to be a western mediterranean species, occurring in Iberia, Southern France and Italy. Elsewhere in Europe, including Ireland, it seems to be replaced by the recently recognised L. juvernica. Then there's old sinapis. At least one can say that this is not L. duponcheli!

jccurd's picture

Guilty ...

... as charged - I didn't know there was a source of confusion and doubtless this pic. won't show enough for detailed id.

I'll back off to plain Wood White quite happily.