Eastern wood white - Leptidea duponcheli


Family: Pieridae

Flight Time: April/May, June/July

Size: 46-54mm

Altitude: 50-1150m



Differs from L. sinapis in having grey and brown antennal club. There is also a 'hump' below cell on the upperside forewing which sinapis doesn't have.

This specimen was photographed in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden.



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Leptidea sinapis

Lathyrus spp Many

Eastern wood white distribution


Early Stages




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