Appias (Catophaga) athama described in Pieris
Pacific AlbatrossAndrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThis species has previously been treated as a subspecies of either A. albina or A. paulina, but is elevated to specific status by Yata et al. (2010). It is endemic to New Caledonia and islands to the east.
Geographical races/subspeciesYata et al. list the following subspecies:
- athama athama (Blanchard, 1848) Vanuatu, Fiji
- = Pieris athama Lucas, 1852
- = Pieris jacquinotii Lucas, 1852
- = Catophaga wallacei Butler, 1898
- athama manaia (Hopkins, 1927) Tonga, Samoa
- athama psyche (C. & R. Felder, 1865) New Caledonia
- = Appias paulina argentifera Joicey & Talbot, 1928
Yata, O., J. E. Chainey and R. I. Vane-Wright. 2010. The golden and Mariana albatrosses, new species of pierid butterflies, with a review of the subgenus Appias (Catophaga) (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology 35: 764-800.
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