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Appias paulina (Cramer, [1777])

Самка  Appias paulina


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

Species name(s)

Appias paulina (Cramer, [1777]) = Papilio paulina Cramer, [1777] = Pieris capparidis Swainson, 1851 = Catophaga lankapura Moore, 1879 = Appias (Catophaga) paulina = Pieris neombo Boisduval, 1836 = Pieris ega Boisduval, 1836 = Catophaga paulina minato Fruhstorfer, 1899.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самка  Appias paulina

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 50-60 mm. Male, UP white, black at apex, a series of white subapical spots forming at the inner edge and with a square-shaped black spot in mid space 3 of FW, HW with a series of black marginal spots at the end of veins. Male of subsp. distantihas broader black markings on both wings than those ofadamsoni. Female UP similar to wsf. (the wet season form) of the female ofAppias albinabut has broader black borders and with four or three white subapical spots on FW whereas those of former species with two white spots. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Appias paulina


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Kravtsov.

Text data: Svetlana Shchavelina.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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