A medium sized black butterfly with prominent white spots and bands. The underside is whiter and browner than compared with the upperside. The markings are quite distinctive, and there is no other similar species in Corfu.
Most places where the host plant grows.
Perfoliate Honeysuckle Lonicera caprifolium, Lonicera etrusca, Lonicera implexa, Lonicera japonica, Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum - doubtfully present. Anne Sordinas observed oviposition on Lonicera japonica in Corfu.
A strong flying, territorial butterfly. Given that its host plant, Honeysuckle, can turn up anywhere in Corfu, this is also true of the butterfly. The stunning appearance of the Southern White Admiral makes it a popular subject for photography.
Anne Sordinas has recently made observations that suggest in very hot summers the larva aestivates in its self constructed hibernaculum, made from silk and the dead leaves of its host plant.
*The information provided in the tables below is based on verified sightings of the Southern White Admiral submitted via this website since 1st January 2021.
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The chart below shows flight data by month for 2023 submitted online since 1st January 2023 to 8th June 2023.
The chart below shows flight data by month based on all data submitted online since 1st January 2019 to 8th June 2023.
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