Native Animals

Appias nero

Orange Albatross
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Appias nero, also known as Orange Albatross is a species of butterfly with a wingspan about 3.5 cm long. It is found from North-East India to Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the Philippines, Sulawesi and Buru (Kirton, 2014). This species has similar wing contours in both sexes with dark orange to brick red upperside and pale reddish-orange underside. The male is largely unmarked but has dark scaling along the veins on the upperside forewing and along the margin of the hindwing. Meanwhile the female has black borders on both wings at upperside and black markings on the forewing. This butterfly is quite common in inland forest at all elevations but the female prefers high elevations up to 600 m (Corbet & Pendelbury, 1978; Kirton, 2014).

 

 

Location

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  • Terengganu 1
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References

Article
  1. Zarim, N.A.S.A. & Ahmad, A. (2014). Checklist of Butterfly Fauna at Kuala Lompat, Krau Wildlife Reserve, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 28: pp. 63-72
  2. Tan, C.C., Tajuddin, S., Mahat, M.F. & Tan, P.E. (2015). A Checklist of Butterflies of Tasek Bera Ramsar Site, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 30: pp. 15-26
Book
  1. Corbet, A.S. & Pendlebury, H.M. (1993). The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia. pp. 597.
  2. Kirton, L.G. (2014). A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. John Beaufoy Publishing, England. pp. 176.
Unpublish
  1. Checklist of Biodiversity of Setiu (2019)

Acknowledgements :- Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Athirah Liyana Bt Abdul Rashid, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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