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Caper White, Agra.jpg
African caper white (B. aurota), Agra, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierini
Genus: Belenois
Hübner, [1819]

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Anaphaeis (Hübner, 1819)
Glycestha (Billberg, 1820)
Pseudohuphina (Stoneham, 1940)
Pseudanaphaeis (Bernard, 1953)

Belenois, commonly called the caper whites, is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Pierini in the family Pieridae that are found in mainly in Africa and south-west Asia.


Subgenus Anaphaeis Hübner, 1819:

  • Belenois aurota (Fabricius, 1793) – brown-veined white, African caper white, or pioneer white
  • Belenois creona (Cramer, 1776) – African common white or African caper
  • Belenois gidica (Godart, 1819) – African veined white or pointed caper

Species group pseudohuphina:

Group Incertae sedis:


  1. ^ Belenois, Site of Markku Savela