Small bath white - Pontia chloridice


Family: Pieridae

Flight Time: April-July

Size: 46-54mm

Altitude: 25-500m



A very scarce butterfly in Europe, confined to a few localities in eastern Europe. The best identification feature is the black discoidal spot which is furthe from the edge of the wing than in the Bath white, Pontia daplicice.

This specimen was photographed in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden.



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Pontia daplicice

Cleome spp Stony places often by rivers.

Small bath white distribution.


Early Stages




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