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

by Henk van Mastrigt

Appias leis (Hübner, 1832) - Lesser Albatross (many other local names in use)

ssp. saina Grose-Smith, 1894








STATUS: Widely distributed but not common in Papua.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island; Numfor Island: Namber; Supiori Island: Korido; Biak Island: Biak-West, Korem; Japen Island: Ambaidiru; New Guinea: Jayapura, Sentani, Wapoga. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa.

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).






last updated on 16th 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.