Gonepteryx rhamni (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Pieridae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 25-32mm, Wingspan: 50-60mm; Proboscis Length: 16-17mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
May - June
(10 Days)
May - July June - August June - October
March - June
(Earliest: 7.3)

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Beech Forest Edge

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)
(Monophagous)

Frangula alnus
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Ranunculus ficaria Nectar

Salix caprea Nectar
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Bassus rufipes Larva

Cotesia ruficrus Larva

Phryxe nemea Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Gonepteryx rhamni
UK Butterflies Brimstone
Nature Spot: Brimstone - Gonepteryx rhamni
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Gonepteryx rhamni
Lepiforum: Gonepteryx rhamni


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