Species Details


Spot Puffin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Appias lalage
Family : Pieridae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : Grasslands,gardens
Description : In the wet-season brood, male butterflies have greyish-white upper sides with a black band on the fore-wings that curves and encloses white spots. Females have a black upper side with a greyish-white patch on the fore-wing.

The dry-season brood of males is smaller with narrower black bands on the fore-wings. Females have black bands with disconnected markings on the upper sides.

There's also an intermediate form with variations in markings on both males and females. Dry-season males are smaller with less prominent black bands on the upper side.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, books.google.com/books?id=cuPPjOMcu_4Cphoto credit:naturemates(www.inaturalist.org/people/naturemates),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.