The Papua Insects Foundation
The Yellow Whites (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Coliadinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Henk van Mastrigt
Eurema alitha (Felder, 1862) - Scalloped Grass-yellow
ssp. novaguineensis Shirozu & Yata, 1982
papuana Shirozu & Yata, 1981 (nec Butler, 1898)
STATUS: Much rarer than the previous species but probably insufficiently recorded and not always well distinguished from the similar hecabe. Certainly more widely distributed than here depicted.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Ratewi Island; Biak Island: Sansundi; New Guinea: Boma, Butiptiri, Kloofbivak, Langda, Pass Valley, Senopi, Sorong. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australian region from Taiwan through the Philippines to Sulawesi, Java, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Timor, New Guinea and North Australia.
DATA SOURCES: KSP, PIF, ZMAN.
last updated on 29th January 2012