Supriya Ghosh

Anteos menippe

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pieridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anteos
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Similar  Anteos, Phoebis argante, Aphrissa, Aphrissa statira, Anteos clorinde

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Anteos menippe, the orange-tipped angled-sulphur, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found from Mexico to South America.

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The upperside of the males is yellow with pale orange wing tips as the common name suggests. The females have two forms, one similar to the male and the other white, with black markings on the forewing edges. The underwings have several odd shaped orange markings.

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Adults feed on the nectar, while the larvae feed on Cassia species.

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References

Anteos menippe Wikipedia


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