Euchloe crameri
         
Western Dappled White  
La Piéride des biscutelles  
           
   
 
 
   
1] male of Euchloe crameri - Var (France) - 05/04/2009   2] same specimen as 1]  
       
       
   
3] male - Var (France) - 27/02/2013   4] same specimen as 3]  
       
       
   
5] female of Euchloe crameri - Var (France) - 19/05/2009   6] same specimen as 5]  
       
       
   
7] female - Var (France)  21/04/2012   8] same specimen as 7]  
       
       
   
9] Var (France) - 08/04/2011   10] Var (France) - 19/04/2011  
       
       
   
11] Var (France) - 19/04/2011   12] female - Var (France) - 20/05/2009  
       
       
   
13] same female as 12] laying on a flower bud of Isatis tinctoria - Var (france) - 20/05/2009   14] same specimen as 12]
 
 
       
       
   
15] female laying on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 19/04/2011   16] same specimen as 15]
 
 
       
       
   
17] female laying on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 14/05/2013   18] same female as 17]
 
 
       
       
   
19] young caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 14/05/2013   20] caterpillar on Rapistrum rugosum - Var (France) - 02/06/2013  
       
       
   
21] caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 20/05/2011   22] other caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 20/05/2011  
       
       
   
23] other caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 20/05/2011   24] caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 10/05/2013  
       
       
   
25] other caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 10/05/2013   26] caterpillar on Rapistrum rugosum - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 30/06/2013  
       
       
   
27] caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata - Var (France) - 14/05/2013
 
  28] caterpillar on Rapistrum rugosum, showing colour changes preceding the nymphal molting process - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 30/06/2013  
       
       
   
29] caterpillar on Biscutella laevigata whose grey bands turned to purple the day before the nymphal molting process - Var (France) - 23/05/2013   30] same larva as 29]

 
 
       
       
   
31] same larva as 30], still on the 23rd of May, 2013. It has made a silk belt in order to get attached to the stone surface, then remains motionless for several hours   32] chrysalis that originated from the caterpillar in picture 31], after the nymphal molting process - Var (France) - 24/05/2013
 
 
       
       
   
       
33] same chrysalis as 32] on the 15th of June, 2013. Its colours clearly faded to beige, which makes it less easy to spot by predators.
Amazingly, the butterfly emerged on the 25th of March in 2015 ! Thus the chrysalis overwintered two times before the butterfly finally emerges ; the chrysalis was kept outdoor under observation since 2013, protected against direct sun and rain in an insect cage. It did not undergo significative external changes from 2013 to 2015.
  34] chrysalis - 21/05/2013






 
 
       
       
       
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