Appias olferna

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Eastern striped albatross
Eastern Striped Albatross (Appias olferna), Vietnam.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Appias
Species: A. olferna
Binomial name
Appias olferna
Swinhoe, 1890
  • Papilio zelmira Stoll, [1780]
  • Appias irvini Swinhoe, 1890
  • Appias libythea f. sopara Fruhstorfer, 1910

Appias olferna, the eastern striped albatross or Bengal albatross,[1] is a butterfly in the Appias genus of the family Pieridae.

Female (dry-season form)


Appias olferna is native to southern Asia and south-western Oceania.

The species is found from Bengal to Assam in India; in Burma, Laos, and Vietnam in Indochina; and on Christmas Island off Australia.


  1. ^ Bengal Albatross, Learn about Butterflies