Pieridae: Dismorphiinae

06966 Wood White Leptidea sinapis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1541 (ABH58.001)

sinapis-reali. Redwall Reserve, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 9th June 2011.
sinapis-reali. Redwall Reserve, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 9th June 2011.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
sinapis-reali. Redwall Reserve, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 9th June 2011.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Western Stara Planina, 6th July 2014.
Western Stara Planina, 6th July 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Zabardo, Western Rhodopi Mountains, 22nd June 2015. Male.
Zabardo, Western Rhodopi Mountains, 22nd June 2015. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 36-48mm
Foodplant(s): Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis), Bitter-vetch (Vicia ervilia), Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca), peas (Pisum spp.)
Flying: Two generations, late May-July and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Habitat

Tall grassland and light scrub in shaded or edge habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 40 (2.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 June to 17 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5