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

by Henk van Mastrigt

Elodina umbratica Grose-Smith, 1889

sada Fruhstorfer, 1910






STATUS: Similar to the more common Elodina andropis and hypatia. Probably many times overlooked in the field and in collections. Most likely also occurring on the mainland of Papua.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

DATA SOURCES: literature (see below).







last updated on 11th 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.