Seq # 450010020

Leptidea sinapis (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: May 29, 2021, 2:20 p.m.

A rather common species in Belgium, especially in the south. It is rarely observed in the northern parts.


Family: Pieridae > Subfamily: Dismorphiinae > Tribus: Leptideini > Genus: Leptidea > Species: Leptidea sinapis
Vernacular names
Boswitje (NL), Wood White (EN), Piéride de la moutarde (FR), Tintenfleck-Weißling (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 15.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generation a year: from early May till mid June, and from early July till the end of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lathyrus pratensis, Lathyrus montanus and Lotus corniculatus

The larva lives on Lathyrus and Lotus.

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