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Striped Albatross Butterfly (Female)

Appias libythea


Mistook this for a Green-veined White butterfly. From Wikipedia: Striped Albatross, Appias libythea is a small butterfly of the Family Pieridae (Yellows and Whites). The Striped Albatross gets its name from the male butterfly, which is white with prominent black veins on the underside. The female is dark dusted with yellow wing bases. Hostplant: Cleome rutidosperma (Purple Cleome)


I had two spottings and both were on an open space covered by weeds. I've never seen them at the backyard garden. Actual location of spottings was in Biñan Laguna, Philippines.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
Striped Albatros
Appias libythea

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Thanks for your help. Great! I also now have the name of the flower :) Thanks again!

I agree , in fact the flower on the photo is a Fringed spider flower - one of its hostplants.

bayucca 8 years ago

Pieris napi is a European species and not found on the Philippines. I apologize I was not precise enough with my earlier comment. It is the same species, but NOT the same sex! Here is the female of Appias libythea, your other one is the female. Sorry!

Thanks for catching that. It was indeed spotted in an earlier occasion, Sept 22. I already created a new entry for that species. Thanks! :)

bayucca 8 years ago

Hi Agnes! #5 is a different species as #1 to #4. Please, make a separate posting of #5 that we can look for an ID, thanks!

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 29, 2012

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