Euchloe charlonia

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Euchloe charlonia
Greenish Black-tip (Euchloe charlonia) 2.jpg
Greenish Black-tip (Euchloe charlonia).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Euchloe
Species: E. charlonia
Binomial name
Euchloe charlonia
(Donzel, 1842)[1]
  • Anthocharis charlonia Donzel, 1842
  • Anthocharis levaillantii H. Lucas, 1847
  • Anthocharis charlonia f. atlantica Stauder, 1914
  • Anthocharis charlonia var. mesopotamica Staudinger, [1892]

Euchloe charlonia, the greenish black-tip or lemon white, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. Its range is mainly in northern Africa, the Middle East and occasionally the southern Iberian Peninsula, especially Spain.[2]

The larvae feed on Diplotaxis pendula, Succowia balearica, Moricandia arvensis, Eruca vesicaria, Cleome arabica, Reseda villosa, Eryngium tenue and Diplotaxis acris.


  • Euchloe charlonia charlonia (North Africa, Arabia)
  • Euchloe charlonia mesopotamica (Staudinger, [1892])