Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Leptidea cf. sinapis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Leptidea cf. sinapis

Flight-period Central Europe: from March to October

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Imago

Conservation Status in Austria: Data Deficient (DD)

  NE DD LC NT VU EN CR RE EX
Austria
Vienna - Austria

  

  • English: Wood White
  • German/Austrian: Tintenfleck-Weißling
  • Danish: Skovhvidvinge
  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Ober-Danegg
  • Date: 19/04/2014
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro

 

This butterfly belongs to a cryptic species complex which consists of tree butterflies: L. reali (occurs in Spain, Italy and south of France), L. juvernica (occurs in Ireland, and from west France to east of Kazakhstan) and the L. sinapis (found in most of Europe, Caucasus and in areas of Asia and more).

So this could be the L. juvernica as well.

Read more about the Cryptic species complex here: PDF File

Note: Page 6, Figure 5 has e very nice Phylogenetic relationships map with a proposed speciation scenario.

Zugriffe: 1708

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