Belenois hedyle

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Western yellow caper white
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Belenois
Species: B. hedyle
Binomial name
Belenois hedyle
(Cramer, 1777)[1]
  • Papilio hedyle Cramer, 1777
  • Papilio sordidiflavicans Goeze, 1779
  • Pieris ianthe Doubleday, 1842
  • Belenois ianthe f. albunea Talbot, 1943
  • Belenois ianthe f. albicans Talbot, 1943
  • Belenois ianthe f. arenosa Talbot, 1943
  • Belenois ianthe f. popularis Talbot, 1943
  • Belenois ianthe f. asseris Talbot, 1943
  • Pieris rhena Doubleday, 1846
  • Belenois hedyle f. fumosa Talbot, 1943

Belenois hedyle, the western yellow caper white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and western Nigeria.[2] The habitat consists of edges of dry forests.


  • Belenois hedyle hedyle (eastern Ghana, Togo, Benin, western Nigeria)
  • Belenois hedyle ianthe (Doubleday, 1842) (Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone)
  • Belenois hedyle rhena (Doubleday, 1846) (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, western Ghana)