Native Animals

Appias libythea

Striped Albatross
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SSN 50309
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Commonly known as Striped Albatross, Appias libythea is a species of butterfly measuring about 3.0 cm in length. This butterfly can be found in gardens, roadsides, villages, mangrove edges, secondary forest and the forest edge at low elevations. It is widely distributed from Sri Lanka and India to Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore (Kirton, 2014).

Both sexes of the Striped Albatross have different colouration. The male’s upperside is white with the outer ends of the veins blackened while almost all the veins blackened on the underside. The female species is brown upperside with white markings, pair and dusted while the underside is yellow scaling (Kirton, 2014).  

Location

by State Location
  • Perak 1
  • Terengganu 1
  • Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur 1
by Protected Areas Location
  • Wildlife Sanctuary/Reserve 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

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Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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  • Biodiversity
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Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
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  • Butterflies and Moths
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  • Marine & Coastal
  • SBH
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Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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  • Biodiversity
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  • PM
  • SBH
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Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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  • Forest
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Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Tan, P.E., Razali, M.F., Mohd Syafiq, A.R. & Kamal, J. (2014). Fauna Kupu-kupu (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae dan Lycaenidae) di Rezab Hidupan Liar Tanjung Tuan, Melaka, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 27, 1-9
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. Ang, L.H., Kaur, R. & Yusof, Z.A. (2012). Rimba Bidor: A Gift to Nature. Tin Tailings Afforestation Centre, Malaysia. pp. 108.
  3. Kirton, L.G. (2014). A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. John Beaufoy Publishing, England. pp. 176.
  4. Latiff, A. (2010). Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve: Green Lung of Kuala Lumpur. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 100.
  5. 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, Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Noor Zahidah Binti Ahmad Sobri, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mrs. Nuramirah Binti Mat Zain, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mrs. Yasmin Syazwani Binti Mohammed & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Jeff Lin & Yasser Arifin

Species Citation :- Appias libythea. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/50309. [Retrieved 14 August 2022].

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