Pieris krueperi

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Krueper's small white
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Pieris
Species: P. krueperi
Binomial name
Pieris krueperi
Staudinger, 1860[1]
Synonyms
  • Pieris krueperi var. vernalis Staudinger, 1870

Pieris krueperi, the Krueper's small white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found on the Balkan Peninsula and in Iran, Baluchistan, the Kopet-Dagh and from Asia Minor to Central Asia,[1] as well as in Oman.[2] The habitat consists arid areas with scanty vegetation up to 2,500 meters in the mountains.

The wingspan is 44–54 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September in two or three generations per year.[3]

The larvae feed on Alyssum (including Alyssum montanum) and Aurinia species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Pieris krueperi krueperi
  • Pieris krueperi devta (de Nicéville, [1884]) (Tian-Shan, Ghissar, southern Ghissar, Darvaz, Alai, western Pamirs)

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