Appias (Catophaga) celestina described in Pieris
Blue AlbatrossAndrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThis species occurs in New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, Aru, Kai and Bougainville, has recently been recorded from northern Australia (Yata et al. 2010).
Geographical races/subspeciesYata et al. (2010) list the following subspecies:
- celestina celestina (Boisduval, 1832) Aru, Waigeo, New Guinea, northern Australia
- = Tachyris celestina var. sekarensis Ribbe, 1886
- = Appias celestina galerus Fruhstorfer, 1910
- = Appias celestina var. tamibia Strand, 1912
- celestina barea Frushsorfer, 1910 Kep. Aru
- celestina eumelis (Boisduval, 1832) Papua, New ireland, New Britiain, Duke of York I.
- = Appias delicata Butler, 1882
- celestina galepsus Fruhstorfer, 1910 Kep. Kai
- celestina orientalis Rothschild, 1915 Papua, Bougainville
Additional infrasubspecific and unavailable names applied to this species:
aurifera Fruhstorfer 1910; flava Ribbe, 1886; lileia Fruhstorer, 1910; limia Fruhstorfer, 1910; typicum Talbot, 1932
Yata, O., J. E. Chainey and R. I. Vane-Wright. 2010. The golden and Mariana albatrosses, new species of pierid butterflies, with a review of the subgenus Appias (Catophaga) (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology 35: 764-800.
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