Bath White

Pontia daplidice

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Pontia daplidice

Male, Málaga, March 2013

Female, Val d'Aran, July 2008



Val d'Aran, July 2008



Val d'Aran, July 2008

Portugal - June 1992

La Palma - April 2001

The Bath white is one of two indistinguishable European species with geographically separate ranges. The other is the Eastern Bath white, Pontia edusa, which flies in Switzerland and Eastwards, while the Bath white flies in Spain and France and other western countries. The historic specimens that have occasionally turned up in England have been of the Eastern species, so far as I know and this latter also flies in Brittany. The pair of species is relatively widespread in Europe, commoner in the south, and is most easily found in warm, dry areas.