This is one of the most abundant butterflies on Menorca, very attractive and easy to identify (above all the males) due to its lemon-yellow colour and orange patches on the wings. It begins to fly during the first warm days in February. Mating takes place at the beginning of spring and the eggs are always laid on Mediterranean buckthorn in March-April. It is common in dry areas such as scrub and holm-oak forests with lots of its food plant in the understory. It is highly attracted to pink and red flowers. It hibernates as an adult butterfly.
Scientific name: Gonepteryx cleopatra
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