Whites - Gonepteryx, Aporia & Catopsilia

Large butterflies with characteristically shaped wings, to look like leaves.

A widespread European species.

Similar to rhamni, with orange uppersides.

Not pictured

As rhamni but wings different shades of yellow.

Greece, Turkey etc.

Very characteristic, widespread.

Gonepteryx rhamni


Gonepteryx cleopatra


Gonepteryx farinosa

Powdered Brimstone

Aporia crataegi

Black-veined White

Canary Islands only

Catopsilia florella

African Migrant





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