Native Animals

Appias lyncida

Chocolate Albatross
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Appias lyncida, commonly known as Chocolate Albatross is a species of butterfly under family Pieridae. It is measuring about 3.0 cm (Kirton, 2014). The male has yellow underside on the hindwing and white underside on the forewing, with brown chocolate borders on both wings. Its upperside is white with black termen edged. Slightly different from male, the female has paler yellow underside and brown upperside with white streaks, which differ in length (Kirton, 2014).

The Chocolate Albatross is widely distributed in Sri Lanka and India to South China, through Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and the Southeast Asian islands. It is commonly found in inland forests at all elevations, including disturbed forests (Kirton, 2014). The male can be seen often congregated in damp places on the roadside and along the river banks while the rarer female is usually found flying among the forest undergrowth (Corbet & Pendelbury, 1978).

References: Corbet, A. S., & Pendelbury, H. M. (1978). The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Kirton, L. G. (2014). A naturalist's guide to the butterflies of peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. John Beaufoy Publishing.

Location

by State Location
  • Terengganu 2
  • Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur 1
by Protected Areas Location
  • Wildlife Sanctuary/Reserve 1
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Specimen

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59

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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, 63-72
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  2. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  3. Latiff, A. (2010). Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve: Green Lung of Kuala Lumpur. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 100.
  4. Praveena, B.K. & Maria Arlene, J.A.S. (2013). Compendium of Facts and Figures. 2nd Edition. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 161.
Online
  1. Malaysia Butterfly Checklist. Nature Society (Singapore). Retrieved February 18, 2021, from http://www.nss.org.sg/butterflies_list/check_list.php?cl_mst.id=1&ac=v
Unpublish
  1. Checklist of Biodiversity of Setiu (2019)

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mrs. Yasmin Syazwani Binti Mohammed & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Yasser Arifin

Species Citation :- Appias lyncida. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/50302. [Retrieved 14 August 2022].

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