|Fenton’s wood white|
Leptidea morsei (Fenton’s wood white) is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found from central Europe to Siberia, Ussuri, Korea, northern China and Japan. The habitat consists of damp, grassy vegetation at the sunny edges of woods, in grassy woodland clearings and on regenerating woodland on grassland. They occur almost exclusively in oak forest and mixed deciduous woods.
The larvae feed on legumes, including Lathyrus niger, Lathyrus hallersteinii and Lathyrus vernus in Europe. Other recorded food plants include Vicia cracca, Vicia japonica and Vicia amoena. Hibernation takes place in the pupal stage.
- Leptidea morsei morsei
- Leptidea morsei major Grund, 1905
- Leptidea morsei morseides Verity, 1911
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