Pieris melete Ménétriés, 1857 - Asian Green-veined White

Subspecies in India

(1) Pieris melete ajaka Moore, 1865 – Himalayan Green-veined White
(2) Pieris melete melaina Röber, 1907 – Tibetan Green-veined White
Indian subspecies that are listed here under Pieris melete were previously listed under Pieris napi Linnaeus, 1758, the European Green-veined White (e.g., Evans 1932, Talbot 1939, Wynter-Blyth 1957, Corbet et al. 1992). Pieris napi, as currently recognized in all its subspecific variations, ranges extensively in Europe, W. and N. Asia but does not occur in India and the rest of the Oriental Region. Here, it is replaced by Pieris melete (see Lamas 2008 for an exhaustive list of valid names and synonyms under Pieris melete and Pieris napi).
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh15111
Assam21
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur2
Meghalaya1211
Mizoram1
Nagaland2821314
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total3109231327411

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Pieris melete Ménétriés, 1857 – Asian Green-veined White. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/pieris-melete, accessed 2022/08/19.