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Appias (Catophaga) paulina (Cramer 1777) described in Papilio

Yellow Albatross

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Appias (Catophaga)


A very widespread, geographically variable species, ranging from India to the eastern Pacific islands.

Geographical races/subspecies

Yata et al. (2010) list the following subspecies:

Infrasubspecific/unavailable names applied to this species:
aegina Fruhstorfer, 1910; flaminea Fruhstorfer, 1910; furia Fruhstorfer, 1910; horatia Fruhstorfer, 1910; iria Fruhstorfer, 1910; limbata Fruhstorfer, 1910; marginata Fruhstorfer, 1910; melanides Fruhstorfer, 1910; obscurior Fruhstorfer, 1910; ochracea Moulton, 1914; shima Sonan, 1930; uranides Fruhstorfer, 1910

Other Names for Appias (Catophaga) paulina (Cramer 1777) described in Papilio


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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