Gonepteryx cleopatra - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

PIERIDAE

Coliadinae

Blars, Lot, 19 June 2014
Gonepteryx cleopatra Adult

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© Robin Howard

Gonepteryx cleopatra (Linnaeus, 1767)

Cleopatra
Le Citron de Provence

Wingspan: 50-62mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from February to October. Uncommon at Las Descargues and not recorded until 2011 when several were recorded during July and early August, more frequently encountered on the Causse. A species of dry, open and warm woodlands and scrub.

Larvae feed on Rhamnus alaternus.

 

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