Euchloe tagis, the Portuguese dappled white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.
|Portuguese dappled white|
The imago has a black apical patch spotted with white on the forewing upperside, and a black discoid macula. The underside of the hind wings is gray-green, studded with white spots of variable extent.
This species is found in local, discrete populations limited to fairly small areas of suitable habitat which is invariably made of calcareous outcrops with Mediterranean scrubland where the food plants, crucifers of the genus Iberis are found.
The species flies from February to June, in a single generation. It winters at the chrysalis stage.
- Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa
- European Butterflies by Matt Rowlings
- Image of Euchloe tagis on Iberis by Eduardo Marabuto
- Image of Euchloe tagis caterpillar by Eduardo Marabuto
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