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Scientific Name : Appias libythea
Family : Pieridae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : Forests,plainlands
Description : The wet-season brood of this butterfly has males with greyish-white upper sides, featuring black-scaled costal edges and basal costal borders. The hindwings have small, faint blackish-scaled marginal vein-points. Females of the wet-season brood have greyish-white upper sides with black cell-bands on the forewings and a marginal macular band on the hindwings.

In the dry-season brood, male butterflies have broader grey-black scaled outer-marginal bands on the forewings, while females have narrower cell-bands and marginal bands compared to the intermediate form.

Some intermediate specimens show variations, and markings become less defined on the undersides. The dry-season brood males have pale yellow-tinted apical areas on the forewings, and the females have similar pale yellow tints on both the forewings and hindwings.
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:Anil Kumar Verma (www.inaturalist.org/people/Anil Kumar Verma ),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.