Subfamily: Pierinae 

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Genera indigenous to southern Africa:

Tribe: Euchloini

 

 
 

Pinacopteryx

One species found in southern Africa: Pinacopteryx eriphia (Zebra white)

Tribe: Pierini

 

 
 

Appias

 

 

Belenois

 

 

Colotis

 

 

Dixeia

 

 

Eronia

Two species found in southern Africa: Eronia cleodora (Vine-leaf vagrant, pictured right) and Eronia leda (Autumn-leaf vagrant, Orange-and-lemon butterfly)

 

Leptosia

Two species found in southern Africa: Leptosia alcesta (African wood white, pictured right) and Leptosia nupta

 

Mylothris

 

 

Nepheronia

 

 

Pieris

One species in southern Africa: Pieris brassicae (Large white , cabbage white)

 

Pontia

One species in southern Africa: Pontia helice (Meadow white)

Publications

  • VÁRI, L., KROON, D.M., & KRÜGER, M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in southern Africa. Simple Solutions, Chatswood Australia.

  

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