Mylothris jacksoni

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Jackson's dotted border
Mylothris jacksoni knutssoni m.JPG
M. j. knutssoni male
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M. j. knutssoni female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Mylothris
Species: M. jacksoni
Binomial name
Mylothris jacksoni
Sharpe, 1891[1]
Synonyms
  • Mylothris striata Aurivillius, 1910
  • Mylothris sagala jacksoni f. insignis Talbot, 1944
  • Mylothris sagala f. hyacinth Stoneham, 1957
  • Mylothris knutssoni Aurivillius, 1891
  • Mylothris sagala knutsoni f. discus Talbot, 1944
  • Mylothris sagala nagichota Talbot, 1944
  • Mylothris sagala sagitta Clifton, 1980

Mylothris jacksoni, the Jackson's dotted border, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko). Cameroon, Sudan, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of submontane forests.

Adults have a weak flight and stay close to the ground. Males remain on wing for long periods, coursing along the edges of forests, while females spend most of their time in the forest canopy.

The larvae feed on Loranthus species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • M. j. jacksoni (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, western and central Kenya, northern Tanzania)
  • M. j. cederici Collins, 1997 (Bioko)
  • M. j. cephisus Talbot, 1946 (south-eastern Kenya)
  • M. j. knutssoni Aurivillius, 1891 (eastern highlands of Nigeria, highlands of Cameroon)
  • M. j. nagichota Talbot, 1944 (mountains of southern Sudan, Ethiopia)
  • M. j. sagitta Clifton, 1980 (Kenya)

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