Belenois victoria

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Victoria white
Belenois victoria victoria.jpg
Belenois victoria victoria male - Kakamega County, Kenya
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Belenois
Species: B. victoria
Binomial name
Belenois victoria
Dixey, 1915[1]
Synonyms
  • Pieris crawshayi f. boguensoides Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Pieris crawshayi boguensoides f. andromorpha Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Pieris crawshayi boguensoides f. bicolor Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Pieris crawshayi boguensoides f. nigrimacula Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Pieris crawshayi boguensoides f. unicolor Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Pieris crawshayi boguensoides f. chromiphora Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Pieris elgonensis Neustetter, 1929
  • Belenois victoria f. dixeyi Stoneham, 1932
  • Pieris crawshayi boguensoides f. kivuensis Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Pieris crawshayi boguensoides f. holochroma Joicey and Talbot, 1927

Belenois victoria, the Victoria white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of forests, including riparian forests.

The larvae feed on Capparis tomentosa, Ritchiea and Maerua species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Belenois victoria victoria (Kenya (highlands west of the Rift Valley), Uganda)
  • Belenois victoria hecqi Berger, 1953 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Belenois victoria schoutedeni Berger, 1953 (western Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Tanzania)

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