Leptophobia philoma

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Leptophobia philoma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Leptophobia
Species: L. philoma
Binomial name
Leptophobia philoma
(Hewitson, 1870)[1]
  • Pieris philoma Hewitson, 1870
  • Leptophobia subargentea Butler, 1898
  • Leptophobia subargentea lia Fruhstorfer, 1908

Leptophobia philoma, the philoma white, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.[1]

The wingspan is about 50 mm (2.0 in).[2]


The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • Leptophobia philoma philoma (Ecuador)
  • Leptophobia philoma subargentea Butler, 1898 (Peru, Bolivia)
  • Leptophobia philoma pastaza (Joicey & Talbot, 1928) (Ecuador)


  1. ^ a b c Leptophobia, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ Parque Nacional Sangay (Ecuador)