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Jun 12, 2012 3:04 PM

Is this a new form of Pieris napi (green-veined white)?

I caught this today on my camera (central Spain) and upon studying the underside it seems clear that it is a green-veined white. However, my field guide (Haahtela, Saarinen, et al) states that the forewing upper surface has no or a faint black spot (male) and two spots (female). With only one spot it has to be male but the spots look strong and well-formed to me. Could this be a new sub-species or is the field guide wrong?

 

Alan

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