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Appias albina (Boisduval, 1836) – Common Albatross

Subspecies in India:

(1) Appias albina swinhoei (Moore, [1905]) – Sahyadri Common Albatross
(2) Appias albina darada (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) – Sylhet Common Albatross

  The subspecies darada is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Crateva (Robinson et al. 2010), Crateva religiosa (Nair 2007) (Capparaceae). Drypetes oblongifolia (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Putranjiva roxburghii (Kunte 2006). Drypetes venusta (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Putranjivaceae). Another subspecies name, the NE Indian Appias albina darada (C. & R. Felder, [1865]), has sometimes been applied to the Western Ghats populations.

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
  The subspecies darada is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Pieridae > Pierinae > Pierini > Appias


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. 2020. Appias albina (Boisduval, 1836) – Common Albatross. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/626/Appias-albina
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