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Appias albina (Boisduval, 1836)

Самец  Appias albina


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

Species name(s)

Appias albina (Boisduval, 1836) = Pieris albina Boisduval, 1836 = Appias (Catophaga) albina = Tachyris agatha Staudinger, 1889 = Appias albina pulverobasalis Joicey & Noakes, 1915.

Primary colors

Yellow, White.

Самец  Appias albina

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 40-50 mm. Male UP is almost all white except a narrow black border at costa of FW. Female markings are variable, FW usually white or yellowish, black at costal border, broad at apex extending along the termen to tornus, heavily black dusting at base, the inner edge of the border forming more or less right angle at veins 2 and 3, with two to four subappical spots, HW with a broad border. The inner edge of the border strongly crenulated; UN white and unmarked in male, female is variable usually marked with black and yellow. Male of subsp. albinawith a darker costal border on UpF than that ofdarada, white female form of the former bear a narrower FW border than in the latter. Female of subsp. albinain the dsf. (the dark season form), FW has a narrow black border at costa and termen, a prominent black spot in space 3 separated from the border, HW with a series of marginal black spots. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Larva food plants

  • Crateva adansonii [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Appias albina


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Text data: Svetlana Shchavelina.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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