Appias lalassis indroides  (Honrath, 1889)

ON : Pieris indroides Honrath, 1889
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 33(2):403-404, fig.1.
TL : Perak, Malacca. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia.
● ssp.lalassis
Appias lalassis indroides map

Type Material Information

indroides ; ♂, Type HT (red). (NHML, examined)

Records taken from Literature

Appias lalassis indroides ; Pinratana,1983 : 20. not fig. (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Appias lalassis indroides ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 156, pl.51, figs.Pi37b♂,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong: Khlong Nakha; Yala: Than To)
Appias lalassis indroides ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 160, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To)


The butterfly is uncommon and rather localized in montane forests at low elevations (Alt. 50 - 350m).
The differences between ssp.lalassis and ssp.indroides are not so notable, and considering the range of variation between the two subspecies, these are likely to be indistinguishable. I tentatively separate the two subspecies here, but further taxonomic study is needed.


Honrath, E.G.,1889 : Neue Rhopalocera. IX.
Berl. ent. Z. 33(2):403-404, 1 fig.


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