Dixeia spilleri

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Spiller's (sulphur) yellow
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Tribe: Pierini
Genus: Dixeia
Species: D. spilleri
Binomial name
Dixeia spilleri
(Spiller, 1884)
  • Pieris spilleri Spiller, 1884
  • Pieris gallenga Grose-Smith, 1887
  • Dixeia spilleri f. flavalba Talbot, 1943
  • Dixeia spilleri f. nubila Berger, 1980

Dixeia spilleri the Spiller's (sulphur) yellow or Spiller's canary white,[1] is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is native to southern and eastern Africa.[2]

The wingspan is 33–40 mm in males and 35–42 mm in females. Its flight period is year-round.[1]

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


  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 Markku Savela's pages: Dixeia