Euchloe tagis

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Portuguese dappled white
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Tribe: Anthocharini
Genus: Euchloe
Species: E. tagis
Binomial name
Euchloe tagis
(Hübner, 1804)

Euchloe tagis, the Portuguese dappled white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.

It ranges through southern Europe where it is found from Portugal to northwestern Italy and northern Africa (there are local populations in Morocco and Algeria).

This species is found in local, discrete populations limited to fairly small areas of suitable habitat which is invariably made of calcareous outcrops with Mediterranean scrubland where the food plants, crucifers of the genus Iberis are found.

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