Leptidea sinapis
         
Wood White  
La Piéride de la moutarde  
           
 
 
 
 
 
   
1] male of Leptidea sinapis - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 20/04/2011

 
  2] close-up of the specimen on the left, showing the white area underneath the antenna club. This detail, found in males only,  is essential for separating L.sinapis from the similar species L.duponcheli  
       
       
   
3] other male - Haute Loire (France) - 25/04/2011   4] close-up of the head of the specimen shown in 3]  
       
       
   
5] male - Haute Saône (France) - 19/04/2009   6] same specimen as 5]  
       
       
   
7] male briefly opening its wings while courting (summer brood) - Dordogne (France) - 15/07/2008   8] other male opening its wings while courting (spring brood) - Var (France) - 08/04/2011  
       
       
   
9] same scene as 8]
 
  10] same scene as 8], with the female opening its wings briefly  
       
       
   
11] male - Var (France) - 29/04/2012   12] other male - Var (France) - 29/04/2012  
       
       
   
13] male - Var (France) - 04/05/2013   14] male - Var (France) - 14/04/2012  
       
       
   
15] male without grey scales on the underside - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013   16] a male (on the left) and a female - Var (France) - 10/05/2013  
       
       
   
17] female of Leptidea sinapis - Doubs (France) - 01/05/2008   18] female - Var (France) - 19/04/2011  
       
       
   
19] a male (above) attempting to seduce a female - Haute Saône (France) - 21/05/2010   20] same scene as 19], with the female opening its wings
 
 
       
       
   
21] female laying on an unidentified foodplant (Fabaceae family) - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 20/04/2011   22] same specimen as 21]
 
 
       
       
   
23] female laying on Lotus sp. with a male unsuccessfully attempting to seduce her at the same time - Haute Saône (France) - 24/04/2010   24] closer view of an egg laid by the female from picture 23]

 
 
       
       
   
25] female laying on Dorycnium pentaphyllum - Var (France) - 10/05/2013   26] close-up of the egg laid by the female from picture 25]
 
 
       
       
       
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