Mylothris poppea

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Mylothris poppea
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Figure 11
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Mylothris
Species: M. poppea
Binomial name
Mylothris poppea
(Cramer, 1777)[1]
  • Papilio poppea Cramer, 1777
  • Mylothris dubia Aurivillius, 1907
  • Mylothris hilara f. limbonotata Strand, 1913
  • Mylothris hilara ab. conflua Strand, 1913
  • Mylothris alcuana ab. excavata Strand, 1913
  • Mylothris poppea hilara f. trimacula Talbot, 1944
  • Mylothris poppea poppea ab. pseudospica Dufrane, 1947

Mylothris poppea, the Poppea dotted border, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo.[2] The habitat consists of forests, penetrating riverine and drier forest areas.

The larvae feed on Loranthaceae species.