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

by Henk van Mastrigt

Appias paulina (Cramer, 1777) - Yellow Albatross

ssp. albina (Boisduval, 1836)







STATUS: The species is widely distributed but the subspecies albina is in Papua only found on the Schouten Islands.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Numfor Island: Namber; Supiori Island: Korido, North Supiori; Biak Island: Arwek River, East Biak, Korem, West Biak. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australia from Sri Lanka to Australia, ssp. albida is distributed in the Moluccas, New Guinea and North Australia.

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.