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Appias olferna Swinhoe, 1890

Самец  Appias olferna


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

Species name(s)

Appias olferna Swinhoe, 1890 = Papilio zelmira Stoll, [1780] = Appias irvinii Swinhoe, 1890 = Appias libythea olferna = Appias libythea zelmira = Appias olferna olferna.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самец  Appias olferna

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 45-55 mm. Male UP is white with black marginal markings produced inwards along the veins for a short distance, reaching the cell of both wings. Female has broad darker borders as well as the black basal areas, covering costal and dorsal areas of both wings and the FW cell, in the dsf. (the dry season form) border markings on UpF are similar to those of the male. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.


  • Eastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, West Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, West Java [132]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Capparis sepiaria, Crateva adansonii, Crateva magna, Crateva religiosa, Cleome rutidosperma [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Igor Ivannikov.

Text data: Vasiliy Feoktistov, Svetlana Shchavelina.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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