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Pieris ergane

Pieris ergane
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-13 0:51
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Pieris ergane(Geyer, 1828)/ Mountain Small White / Piéride de l'æthionème / Wedewitje.

The Mountain Small White (Pieris napi) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family. It is found in Southern Europe, Asia Minor, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Transcaucasia.

The length of the forewings is 19-24 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September in two to three generations

The larvae feed on Aethionema saxatile and Aethionema orbiculatum.


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