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Appias lyncida lepidana
Pieridae; Pierinae; Appias lyncida lepidana Fruhstorfer 1910. "(The PIERINAE are a) 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 male.
I spotted these 3 male Appias lyncida lepidana specimens when I was out looking for a male Appias lyncida andrea to include in my Spotting No: 1830027453. I visited my favourite butterfly attracting plant, a large clump of Tropical Whiteweed (Ageratum conyzoides). On the first visit, I spotted one on a stand of Bamboo (Bambusa sp.). On the second visit, I spotted another on The Ageratum conyzoides and on the third visit, I spotted another on foliage in the undergrowth at the base of the A. conyzoides. There was just one problem. Not one of the three was a male A. l. andrea. They turned out to be A. l. lepida. So I had to make this separate spotting. I still have not come across a male Appias lyncida andrea, but I know they are out there !
Plant References - http://stuartxchange.com/Bulak.html