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Prioneris thestylis Doubleday, 1842

Самец  Prioneris thestylis


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Pieridae subfamily Pierinae tribe Pierini genus Prioneris → species Prioneris thestylis

Species name(s)

Prioneris thestylis Doubleday, 1842 = Pieris thestylis Doubleday, 1842 = Prioneris thestylis thestylis = Prioneris thestylis formosana Fruhstorfer, 1903.

Spotted Sawtooth


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Orange, Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самец  Prioneris thestylis

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 65-75 mm. Male bears serrate edge at the upper margins of FW where its common name comes from. UN white on FW, black at apex except some white streaks and spots between veins, veins along the costal and apical borders black; HW yellow, veins and marginal border dark brown. Female is darker than in the male, HW with a broad yellow patch at dorsal area just below the cell. The seasonal forms can be observed. In male, the wsp. (The wet season form) is larger in size and with broader dark markings than in the dsf. (the dry season form). Female has darker markings especially on the HW cell in the wsf. than in the dsf. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Prioneris thestylis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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