Patia orise

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Patia orise
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Patia
Species: P. orise
Binomial name
Patia orise
(Boisduval, 1836)[1]
Synonyms
  • Leptalis orise Boisduval, [1836]
  • Dismorphia orise
  • Dismorphia orise interposita Talbot, 1929

Patia orise is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found from Costa Rica to Brazil and the Guyanas.[2]

Description[edit]

It is very similar to Thyridia psidii and Methona confusa, especially in the female. The perfectly transparent wings have a black margin and black median band, which, however, in the male only reaches the middle of the wing on account of the scent-scale on the anterior half of the hindwing.

The wingspan is about 80 mm (3.1 in).[2]

Subspecies[edit]

The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • Patia orise orise (French Guiana)
  • Patia orise denigrata (Rosenberg & Talbot, 1914) (Peru, Colombia)

References[edit]

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