Not found in the UK. There have been several records of this butterfly in the UK from over the past 150 years but the species is not considered to be migratory and their presence has been attributed to passage by ship.

Size and Family

  • Family: Whites and Yellows
  • Size: Large
  • Wing Span Range (male to female): 58-74mm

Conservation Status

  • Butterfly Conservation priority: Low                    
  • European Status: Not threatened

Caterpillar Foodplants

Caterpillars feed on Purging Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn.

Habitat

Bushy places with flowers. Can often be seen patroling woodland edges and hedges.

Distribution

  • South Europe northwards to south France and North Africa
  • Distribution Trend Since 1970s: N/A
Cleopatra - Peter Maton

Cleopatra

Cleopatra (female) - Giles San Martin

Cleopatra (female)

Cleopatra - Matt Berry

Cleopatra

Cleopatra (male) - Pete Withers

Cleopatra (male)

Cleopatra - Pete Withers

Cleopatra

Cleopatra - Pete Withers

Cleopatra

Cleopatra - Adam Gor

Cleopatra

Cleopatra - Adam Gor

Cleopatra

Cleopatra (male) - James O'Neill

Cleopatra (male)

Cleopatra - Adam Gor

Cleopatra

Cleopatra (close-up) - James O'Neill

Cleopatra (close-up)

Cleopatra (close-up) - Adam Gor

Cleopatra (close-up)


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