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Euchloe penia

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Eastern greenish black-tip
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Euchloe
E. penia
Binomial name
Euchloe penia
(Freyer, 1805)
  • Anthocharis thessalica Mezger, 1936
  • Elphinstonia penia
  • Pontia penia Freyer, 1805

Euchloe penia, the eastern greenish black-tip, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and northern Iraq.[1] The habitat consists of dry and warm rocky areas.[2]

The wingspan is 32–36 mm. Adults are bright greenish off yellow.[3] There are two generations per year, with adults on wing in April and from June to July.[4]

The larvae feed on Matthiola species including M. tessela and M. fruticulosa.[5]


  • Euchloe penia penia
  • Euchloe penia taleschicus Back & Leestmans, 2001
  • Euchloe penia thessalica (Mezger, 1936)


  1. ^ Moths and Butterflies of Europe
  2. ^ Tari Haahtela; Kimmo Saarinen; Pekka Ojalainen; Hannu Aarnio (2019). Butterflies of Britain and Europe: A Photographic Guide. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-4729-6053-5.
  3. ^ EuroButterflies
  4. ^ Butterflies of Bulgaria
  5. ^ Lepidoptera and their ecology