Appias sabina

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Appias sabina
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Female
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Male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Appias
Species: A. sabina
Binomial name
Appias sabina
(C. & R. Felder, [1865])[1]
Synonyms
  • Pieris sabina C. & R. Felder, [1865]
  • Appias weberi Suffert, 1904
  • Belenois confusa Butler, 1872
  • Appias udei Suffert, 1904
  • Appias haendeli Suffert, 1904
  • Appias sabina var. latimarginata Gaede, 1916
  • Appias sabina var. defecta Gaede, 1916
  • Appias sabina f. divisapex Hulstaert, 1924
  • Appias sabina sabina f. bicolor Talbot, 1943
  • Appias sabina f. reversa Stoneham, 1957
  • Belenois coniata Butler, 1879
  • Papilio hecyra Mabille, 1880
  • Mylothris majungana Grose-Smith, 1891
  • Pieris (Phrissura) coniata f. hemichlora Mabille, 1898
  • Appias sabina f. euphrosyne Stoneham, 1957
  • Phrissura phoebe Butler, 1901
  • Appias isokani var. dubia Aurivillius, 1899
  • Appias sabina f. semiepaphia Strand, 1911
  • Appias sabina f. thalia Stoneham, 1957
  • Appias sabina f. absyrtus Stoneham, 1957
  • Appias sabina f. epaphioides Stoneham, 1957

Appias sabina, the Sabine albatross or albatross white, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in Africa. The habitat consists of forests.[2]

The wingspan is 44–55 millimetres (1.7–2.2 in) for males and 44–53 mm (1.7–2.1 in) for females. Adults are on wing year-round.[3]

The larvae feed on Drypetes gerrardi, Drypetes ugandensis, Ritchiea fragrans, Phyllanthus, and Boscia species

Subspecies[edit]

  • Appias sabina sabina (western Uganda to Zaire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone)
  • Appias sabina comorensis Talbot, 1943 (Comoro Islands)
  • Appias sabina confusa (Butler, 1872) (Madagascar)
  • Appias sabina udei Suffert, 1904 (northern Kenya (Mount Marsabit) to Malawi and eastern Zimbabwe (Chirinda))

References[edit]

  1. ^ Appias at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: File D – Pierini - Subtribe Appiadina
  3. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.