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Chocolate Albatross

Appias lyncida andrea


Pieridae; Pierinae; Appias lyncida andrea Eschscholtz, 1821. "Group of butterflies in the family Pieridae (order Lepidoptera) that are named for their white wings with black marginal markings. The adult butterflies have a wingspan of 37 to 63 mm (1.5 to 2.5 inches). Sexual seasonal dimorphism in pattern and colour occur in many species." Philippine Lepidoptera. The specimen shown here is a female.


This Chocolate Albatross was spotted sipping on Tropical Whiteweed (Ageratum conyzoides) growing on the boundary partition between rice fields. It is a particularly robust plant which has been growing there for years and has become a magnet for many butterfly species.


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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 14, 2016
Submitted on May 17, 2022

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