Nepheronia thalassina

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Cambridge vagrant
Cambridge vagrant (Nepheronia thalassina thalassina) male.jpg
male N. t. thalassina
Bobiri Forest, Ghana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Nepheronia
Species: N. thalassina
Binomial name
Nepheronia thalassina
(Boisduval, 1836)
  • Pieris thalassina Boisduval, 1836
  • Eronia thalassina sinalata Suffert, 1904
  • Eronia thalassina f. hesione Stoneham, 1957
  • Eronia thalassina f. proserpina Stoneham, 1957
  • Eronia verulanus Ward, 1871

Nepheronia thalassina, the Cambridge vagrant, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in afrotropical Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 50–55 mm for males and 55–60 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year-round, peaking from February to May.[2]

The larvae feed on Hippocrates obtusifolia, Hippocrates africana, and Jasminium spp.[1][2]


  • N. t. thalassina (Boisduval, 1836) (Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria)
  • N. t. sinalata (Suffert, 1904) (Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, eastern and northern Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, northern Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa)
  • N. t. verulanus (Ward, 1871) (Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Uganda, northern Angola, northern Zambia)


  1. ^ a b Nepheronia,
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.