Dappled White

Euchloe simplonia (you-CLOH-ee sim-PLOH-nee-uh)

Western Dappled White - Alpes-Maritimes - 30 May 2012
Photo © CFB
 

Checklist Number
58.004

Family:PieridaeSwainson, 1820
Subfamily:PierinaeDuponchel, 1835
Tribe:AnthochariniTutt, 1894
Genus:EuchloeHübner, [1819]
Subgenus:  
Species:simplonia(Freyer, 1828)

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Introduction

Only four specimens of this species have been seen in the British Isles. Two male specimens, along with a female Bath White, were caught by a schoolboy in August 1887 on the Castle Heights in Dover and are considered to be "doubtfully genuine". Another two specimens were caught in a field near Warwick on 9th May 1948. These specimens may have been accidentally imported with animal foodstuff or seeds and this may explain their presence in central England. However, this species was included in a migration report in 1948.

It should be noted that some authorities consider there to be 2 separate species - Western Dappled White (Euchloe crameri) and Mountain Dappled White (Euchloe simplonia) and, if retained, would mean that the specimens of this species are almost certainly Euchloe crameri since Euchloe simplonia is a wholly mountainous species.

Euchloe simplonia

This species was first defined in Freyer (1828) as shown here and as shown in this plate.

Dappled White probable male - Bouches-du-Rhone, France 4-June-2008

Male
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Dappled White probable male second brood - Var, France 15-May-2006

Male Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Western Dappled White - Alpes-Maritimes - 17 May 2012

Female
Photo © CFB

Dappled White female ovipositing on Buckler Mustard

Female Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

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History

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Conservation Status

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Habitat

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Distribution

1.3 Unknown
 

This distribution status of this species is unknown.

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Euchloe simplonia

Dappled White pair - Algarve, Portugal April 2010

Photo © NickMorgan

Dappled White probable male second brood - Var, France 15-May-2006

Photo © Roger Gibbons
15-May-2006

Dappled White probable male - Bouches-du-Rhone, France 4-June-2008

Photo © Roger Gibbons
03-Jun-2008

Western Dappled White - Alpes-Maritimes - 30 May 2012

Photo © CFB
30-May-2012

Western Dappled White - El Pardo, Mardid 02.04.2012

Photo © Nigel Kiteley
02-Apr-2012

Western Dappled White - Alpes-Maritimes - 17 May 2012

Photo © CFB
17-May-2012

Dappled White female ovipositing on Buckler Mustard

Photo © Roger Gibbons

Western Dappled White - Alpes-Maritimes - 24 April 2013

Photo © CFB
24-Apr-2013

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Ovum

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Euchloe simplonia - Ovum (Valais, 2000m asl, early July 2008) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
www.pyrgus.de

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Larva

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Euchloe simplonia - Larva [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Duponchel (1835) Duponchel, P.A.J. (1835) Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères ou papillons de France, par M. J.-B. Godart. Continuée par P.-A.-J. Duponchel. Diurnes. Supplément aux tomes premier et deuxième.
Freyer (1828) Freyer, C.F. (1828) Beiträge zur Geschichte europäischer Schmetterlinge: mit Abbildungen nach der Natur.
Hübner (1819) Hübner, J. (1819) Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge.
Swainson (1820) Swainson, W. (1820) Zoological illustrations, or Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals : selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists (Vol.1).
Tutt (1894) Tutt, J.W. (1894) The Genera Pieris, Schrk., and Euchloe. The Canadian Entomologist.