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The Whites (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Pierinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Henk van Mastrigt

Appias ada (Stoll, 1781) - Orange Albatross

ssp. thasia (Fruhstorfer, 1901)
plotina Fruhstorfer, 1902







STATUS: A common species which is widely distributed from the Moluccas to the Solomon Islands. Subspecies thasia is restricted to New Guinea.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Supiori Island; Japen Island: Waropen; Numfor Island: Namber; Pulau Wakde; Pulau Anus; New Guinea: Akimuga, Arbuejo, Borme, Dabra, Fakfak, Jayapura, Manokwari, Mokwam, Nabire, Timika, Topo, Ubrub, Waena, Yongsu. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas, New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands.

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).






last updated on 17th February 2012


Parsons, M., 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology: 736 pp., 136 colour plates, 26 bw plates with genitalia. Academic Press, San Diego, London, Boston, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto.