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

PIERIDAE

Coliadinae

Las Descargues, 3 August 2009
Gonepteryx rhamni Adult

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© Robin Howard

Gonepteryx rhamni (Linnaeus, 1758)

Brimstone
Le Citron

Wingspan: 50-65mm

A univoltine species on the wing from February to November. Common at Las Descargues and in most other habitats locally where woodland and scrub are present up to 2800m.

The larva feeds on Medicago sativa, M. marina, Lotus corniculatus, Trifolium, Dorycnium, Hippocrepis, Anthyllis etc.

 

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