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Pinacopteryx eriphia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Pieridae
Scientific name  Pinacopteryx eriphia
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Tribe  Pierini
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Genus  Pinacopteryx Wallengren, 1857
Similar  Dixeia, Nepheronia, Mylothris, Eronia, Phulia

Pinacopteryx is a monotypic genus of pierid butterflies found in Africa containing Pinacopteryx eriphia, the zebra white.

The wingspan is 40–55 mm in males and 42–47 mm in females. Its flight period is year-round.

Larva feed on Maerua cafra, Boscia species, Capparis oleoides, and Maerua triphylla.

Subspecies

  • P. e. eriphia (Godart, [1819]) (South Africa, Rhodesia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, southern Tanzania)
  • P. e. mabillei (Aurivillius, [1898]) (Madagascar)
  • P. e. melanarge (Butler, 1886) (southern Sudan, southern Ethiopia, central Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, northern Uganda, northern Tanzania)
  • P. e. tritogenia (Klug, 1829) (Mauritania to Senegal, Upper Volta, Niger, Chad, Sudan, northern Ethiopia, Arabia)
  • P. e. wittei Berger, 1940 (western Uganda, north-eastern Zaire)
  • References

    Pinacopteryx eriphia Wikipedia


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