Appias paulina

Appias paulina

Appias paulina

(Yellow Albatross, Northern White)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Appias paulina

Common name(s)

Yellow Albatross, Northern White

Main colour(s)

White

Distinctive features

Wingspan 53/53 mm, fore white, hind yellow

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae feed on Capparis canescens and Drypetes deplanchei. Mature larvae have a grey-green or bright yellow body with numerous black spots; head yellow with black spots. Adult is white with black on the terminal portion of the fore wing, very narrow band on the hind; female with a much larger band; lower surface the fore wing is chiefly white but hind wing is basically yellow.