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



Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, June 2005
Pontia daplidice Adult


© Neil Sherman

Pontia daplidice (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bath White
Le Mabré-de-vert

Wingspan: 40-50mm

A plurivoltine species flying from March to October to a height of 2900 asl. A species of dry grasslands and meadows, commonly observed on the Causse.

The larva feeds on Reseda lutea, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Arabis hirsuta, Cardamine hirsuta etc.