Leptidea cf. sinapis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight-period Central Europe: from March to October
- 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.