Leptidea duponcheli (Staudinger, 1871)

Franeta, Filip, 2018, Checklist of the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of Montenegro, Zootaxa 4392 (1), pp. 128-148: 137

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:ED61AE1A-FF8A-4B49-8A78-7E5EE7296A77

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F24A64-0136-A946-FF39-ADDAFD73FE5C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Leptidea duponcheli (Staudinger, 1871)
status

 

Leptidea duponcheli (Staudinger, 1871)  

—Observed in Montenegro only by Müting (1973) from Miločer, near Budva where it was reported as common. Interestingly L. sinapis   was not recorded by Müting from the same locality, casting doubt on the correct identification. The author has never observed L. duponcheli   in the aforementioned area, only specimens of the L. sinapis   complex. The species was also reported by Sobczyk & Gligorović (2016). However, Mr. Sobczyk has provided photographs of collected specimens and it was confirmed that the sampled material belonged to the L. sinapis   complex. It is possible that the specimens observed by Müting (1973) also belonged to the summer generation of L. sinapis   , as both species are very similar in the 2nd generation, and not always easy to separate. Without the possibility of verifying Müting’s observations L. duponcheli   is retained in the current list, but needs to be confirmed.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Leptidea