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Appias olferna peducaea
Male Striped Albatross butterfly on Gomphrena globosa flowers (Globe Amaranth). 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. This butterfly was spotted on a globe amaranth plant which is just beside its food plant, the Purple Cleome (Cloeme rutidosperma). Appias olferna (Swinhoe, 1890) (D'A treats as subspecies of Appias libythea, the Striped Albatross), is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae. Philippine subspecies is Appias olferna peducaea (Fruhstorfer, 1910), distributed in Bohol, Cebu, Jolo, Luzon, Marinduque, Mindoro, Mindanao, Negros, Palawan.
Backyard, in Biñan Laguna, Philippines.
Spotted on Oct 9, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012