Phoebis

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Phoebis
Catopsiliaavellenada.jpg
Phoebis avellaneda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Tribe: Coliadini
Genus: Phoebis
Hübner, [1819]
Species

See text[1]

Synonyms
  • Colias Hübner, [1819] (preocc. Colias Fabricius, 1807)
  • Callidryas Boisduval & Leconte, [1830]
  • Metura Butler, 1873
  • Parura Kirby, 1896

Phoebis, or sulphurs, is a genus of butterflies, belonging to the Coliadinae subfamily of the "whites" or Pieridae. They are native to the Americas.

Selected species[edit]

  • Phoebis agarithe (Boisduval, [1836]) – orange giant sulphur, large orange sulphur (southern US to Peru)
  • Phoebis argante (Fabricius, 1775) – apricot sulphur, Argante giant sulphur (Mexico to Peru and Brazil, Caribbean)
  • Phoebis avellaneda (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865) – red-splashed sulphur (Cuba)
  • Phoebis bourkei (Dixey, 1933) (Ecuador)
  • Phoebis editha (Butler, 1870) – Edith's sulphur (Haiti)
  • Phoebis neocypris (Hübner, [1823]) – tailed sulphur (Mexico to Peru, Brazil)
  • Phoebis philea (Linnaeus, 1763) – orange-barred (giant) sulphur, yellow apricot (Mexico to Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Hispaniola)
  • Phoebis sennae (Linnaeus, 1758) – cloudless giant sulphur, cloudless sulphur, common yellow (southern North America to South America)

Moved:

  • Phoebis orbis moved to Aphrissa orbis (Poey, 1832) – orbed sulphur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phoebis, funet.fi

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