PIERINAE , PIERIDAE , PAPILIONOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The upper surfaces of the wings of the male butterflies are blueish grey.
The under surfaces of the males are yellowish grey.
The females have white wings with black edges. The black apical area of the fore wings contains white spots.
The undersides of the females are similar to the upper surfaces, with the addition of some yellow shading. The wingspan of both males and females is about 6 cms.
The species occurs mainly in
A few specimens have been taken in Australia in
Further reading :
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
Faune Entomologique de L'Ocean Pacifique,
Voyage de Decouvertes de la Corvette l'Astrolabe,
Division 7, Part 1 : Lepidopteres (1832), p. 46, No. 1.
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 327.
(updated 14 November 2001, 19 March 2015)