Anthocharis bieti

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Anthocharis bieti
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Anthocharis bieti in Adalbert Seitz's Macrolepidoptera of the World
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Tribe: Anthocharini
Genus: Anthocharis
Species: A. bieti
Subspecies: A. bieti tsangpoana
Binomial name
Anthocharis bieti
(Oberthür, 1882)
Trinomial name
Anthocaris bieti tsangpoana
(Riley, 1928)

Anthocharis bieti is a butterfly which has a range that is confined to China. Subspecies A. b. tsangpoana was described from Tsangpo, Tibet.

"A. bieti Oberth. from West China (Ta-tsien-lu), has a white upperside, a black apical area, which is broader in the female, bearing in male an orange apical spot; underside similar to that of cardamines: the distal margin pointed below the apex. decorata form. nov. from the Kuku-nor, is smaller in both sexes, the fringes being very long, the black apical area of the forewing of the male broader, the orangeyellow spot larger and contiguous with the black area, the underside, especially of the hindwing, more sharply marked. In the female the dark apical area reduced to 2 small subapical costal spots and a roundish patch standing between the 2. and 3. median veins." [1]


  1. ^ Julius Röber in Seitz, A. 1906 The Macrolepidoptera of the World; a systematic description of the hitherto known Macrolepidoptera Volume 1 The Palearctic Butterflies Stuttgart (Kernen)
  • GloBIS (GART): Global Butterfly Information System. Häuser C., Holstein J. & Steiner A. (eds), 2008-11-23