Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)


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Kingdom  Animalia
Tribe  Pierini
Rank  Genus
Family  Pieridae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Lower classifications  Dixeia pigea, Dixeia doxo, Dixeia charina, Dixeia spilleri

Dixeia charina 4 anni

Dixeia, commonly called the small whites, is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Pierini in the family Pieridae that are found mainly in Africa.


They are not to be confused with the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, which is referred to as the "small white" in several European nations.


Listed alphabetically:

  • Dixeia capricornus (Ward, 1871)
  • Dixeia cebron Ward, 1871
  • Dixeia charina (Boisduval, [1836]) – African small white
  • Dixeia dixeyi (Neave, 1904)
  • Dixeia doxo (Godart, [1819]) – black-veined white
  • Dixeia leucophanes Vári, 1976
  • Dixeia orbona (Geyer, 1837)
  • Dixeia pigea (Boisduval, 1836) – ant-heap white or ant-heap small white
  • Dixeia piscicollis Pinhey, 1972
  • Dixeia spilleri (Spiller, 1884) – Spiller's (sulphur) yellow or Spiller's canary white
  • References

    Dixeia Wikipedia