Mountain green-veined white - Artogeia bryoniae

Underside.  

Family: Pieridae

Flight Time: June - August

Size: 40-44mm

Altitude: 800-2700m

A similar species to the Green-veined white, Artogeia napi. Somewhat more delicately marked with the small grey bullet shaped intrusions on the forewing apex. Prefers boggy areas near Alpine meadows.

Mark Ogden's upperside photo shows how heavily suffused the butterfly is.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

various Alpine/subalpine meadow

Mountain green-veined white.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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