Dixeia doxo

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Black-veined white
Dixeia doxo m.JPG
Dixeia doxo f.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Tribe: Pierini
Genus: Dixeia
Species: D. doxo
Binomial name
Dixeia doxo
(Godart, [1819])
  • Pieris doxo Godart, 1819
  • Pinacopteryx venata voltaensis Talbot, 1929
  • Pinacopteryx venata voltaensis f. minor Talbot, 1929
  • Dixeia doxo parva f. inspersa Talbot, 1943
  • Dixeia doxo parva f. aspersa Talbot, 1943
  • Ixias venatus Butler, 1871
  • Dixeia doxo venatus f. desertorum Talbot, 1943

Dixeia doxo, the black-veined white,[1] is a butterfly in the family Pieridae and is native to southern Africa.[2]

Wingspan is 34–40 mm in males and 36–42 mm in females. Flight period is year-round.[1]

Larvae feed on Capparis species.[1][2]


Listed alphabetically.[2]

  • D. d. alberta (Grünberg, 1912) (eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, central and north-central Tanzania)
  • D. d. costata Talbot, 1943 (Uganda, western Kenya, coast of Tanzania)
  • D. d. doxo (Senegal, Burkina Faso, northern Ghana, northern Nigeria to western Sudan)
  • D. d. parva Talbot, 1943 (Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa)
  • D. d. venatus (Butler, 1871) (south-western Ethiopia, southern Sudan)


  1. ^ a b c Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  2. ^ a b c Markku Savela's pages: Dixeia