FV Green-striped White (Euchloe hesperidium)

Taken at Betancuria, Fuerteventura, on March 11th 2018.
(1/250th sec at f11. Approx 3x lifesize. © David Hastings)


Wing span: 36 - 44 mm

This species is endemic to Fuerteventura. There are also species on Tenerife (E. eversi) and Gran Canaria (E. grancanariensis). These three are sometimes regarded as sub-species of E. belemia, which is found in Portugal and southern Spain.

It is restricted to Fuerteventura.

It is generally found in scrubby grasslands and open woodland.

There are two overlapping broods, mostly between December and early June.

The larvae feed on Sisymbrium species.


14-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (2)
11-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)
05-Mar-2009 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)