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Desert White

Pontia glauconome


"Most members of this family are white or yellow and are characterised by medium size, fully functional forelegs, and the forked claws on the tips of the legs. They also have pigments in the wings that either reflect or absorb ultraviolet light, such that the wings produce a variety of attractive patterns. It is thought that the ultraviolet pattern on the wings is used by the male and female desert white to identify the opposite sex during courtship." ~arkive


spotted in my desert garden; resident in Egypt


Similar to P. daplidice but with yellow lining on underside of wings

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

Thank you, Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Beautiful butterfly.. Very nice series..

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

Thanks, Daniele!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

What a beauty with these yellow veins! Great spotting Bernadette.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

Thanks for checking, bayucca!

bayucca 9 years ago

Your ID is correct.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

Thank you, alice! She was a cooperative critter. :-)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Lovey series!

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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