A medium sized white butterfly with broken black tips to the forewing upperside, and a marbled green hindwing underside. The white spots in the black tip of the forewing distinguish it from female Anthocharis cardamines. The large discoidal black spot, crossed with white veins on the forewing, the black markings on the upperside hindwing, and irregular white marks on the underside hindwing distinguish it from Euchloe ausonia. The male and female is similar, except the female has more extensive black markings on the hindwing upperside.
This migratory butterfly probably uses Corfu as a refueling stop rather than a breeding ground. Subsequently, it can on occasions be encountered nectaring, near the coast. As is the case with most migrants it is more abundant in the autumn and its most frequently seen on Aromatic Inula Dittrichia vicosa.
Aurinia saxatilis, Swine-cress Lepidium coronopus, Lesser Swinecress Lepidium didymum, Hoary Cress Lepidium draba, Wild Mignonette Reseda lutea.
One of the rarer migrant species to be found on Corfu. There is currently considerable contention about the distribution of this species and that of Pontia daplidice. There is also evidence for a zone of hybridisation between the two species in northern Italy. Currently DNA analysis, genetalia examination and possibly the rearing of larvae are the best ways to determine the identification of these two species.
*The information provided in the tables below is based on verified sightings of the Eastern Bath White 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 28th May 2023.
The chart below shows flight data by month based on all data submitted online since 1st January 2019 to 28th May 2023.
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