Elodina claudia De Baar & Hancock, 1993
Cape York Pearl White
PIERINAE,   PIERIDAE,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph,
digitally repaired

The adult butterflies of this species are white, with black areas at the tips of the forewings. The undersides are similar but with a pale yellow patch near the middle of the underside of the forewing, and the females have pale orange undersides to the hindwings. The butterflies have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

This species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland on the Cape York peninsula.


    Further reading :

    Michael F. Braby,
    Butterflies of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 319.

    Murdoch De Baar & David L. Hancock,
    The Australian species of Elodina C & R Felder (Lepidoptera; Pieridae),
    Australian Entomological Magazine,
    Volume 20 (1993), p. 28.


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    (updated 13 June 2003, 8 March 2017)