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Species Account for Gonepteryx rhamni

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Gonepteryx rhamni  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brimstone
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Pieridae

Gonepteryx rhamni

 
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Additional Phenology Data

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Brimstone larva on Alder Buckthorn
Brimstone larva on Alder Buckthorn
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Gonepteryx rhamni
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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - Part county data   
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Species text
The Brimstone is single-brooded, spending up to 11 months in the adult state, in which it hibernates; the only resident Pieridae not to hibernate in the pupal state. Males emerge early, sometimes in late February and will travel long distances in search of a mate. Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus catharticus) is the more prevalent larval foodplant in the chalkier north-west of the county, whereas Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus) is used at the gravel heathlands and woods, where found. The most abundant site is Danbury Common, particularly the Backwarden nature reserve. At Mill Green Common, larvae have been found on Alder Buckthorn standing in full sun and in shade. References

Species text last edited on Wed Mar 21st 2012 by user 745

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 13 records with habitat information)

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