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Powdered brimstone

Gonepteryx farinosa farinosa

One of the brimstones with a wingspan of 55-64 mm, resembles the commoner brimstone but slightly larger and paler yellow in males and light bluish-white in females. The powdered lives in all types of habitats, from the coastline to the lower and middle heights of mountain ranges, on dry stony slopes and in thickets. Host plants are mainly trees, including Christ’s-thorn (Paliurus spina-christi), jujube (Ziziphus spp.), and buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.). It flies in the months of June and July.


Attribution: Mehmet Celik (Wikipedia Creative Commons)


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