- Family: Pieridae
- Scientific name: Euchloe crameri
- English common name: Western Dappled White
- Spanish common name: Blanca Meridional
The Western Dappled White – Euchloe crameri – Blanca Meridional is a very active butterfly, although not as strong a flier as the Bath White (Pontia daplidice).
The mostly white upper wings have black markings at the tips and behind that a bold black mark. The under wing has a dappled pattern of dark green and white with yellow veins.
The tips of the fore wings on the underside have the same dappled pattern and behind that a bold black mark.
The caterpillars of this species are up to 3cm long, with horizontal stripes of green and yellow, bearing black speckles.
- Wing size: 38-50mm
- Altitude: Sea level to1350m
- Flight time: March-April and May-June
- Over-wintering: Chrysalis
- Caterpillar food plant: Biscutella, Crucifers, Iberis
- Distribution: Iberia eastwards to Italy where it overlaps with E. ausonia
Similar species: Portuguese Dappled White (Euchloe tagis) has a smoothly rounded costa of the hindwing, whereas in E. crameri this edge is more angular. Bath White (Pontia daplidice) this species has a very strong direct flight.
Butterflies of Iberia. These are included in the list of butterflies in Andalusia. Images taken in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
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