Monday, 15 January 2007

Gray-veined White (Pieris melete)

Adult Gray-veined White (subspecies P. m. melete) at Kamakura, Japan - November 2014

OTHER NAMES: Asian Green-veined White
Local Name (Japan): Sujiguroshirochō (スジグロシロチョウ) - "Streaks Glo White Butterfly"
Featured Subspecies: Pieris melete melete
Length: ?
Wingspan: ?
NOT UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The Gray-veined white is seemingly another common species in Japan, a "white" species seen on the same headland overlooking Fuji as the Pea Blues.  As the trip in general was in November/December, only this single day was warm enough for butterflies so how common this species is in general is difficult to say, especially as this species isn't documented in any of my normal websites.

Related Species:
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Pieris
SUBSPECIES: P. m. alpestris, P. m. australis, P. m. juba, P. m. malayica, P. m. mandarina, P. m. melaina, P. m. melete, P. m. minor, P. m. orientis, P. m. pseudonapo, P. m. tomariana

 - Sighting Locations -
JAPAN - Locally common resident
 - TOKYO/HOKKAIDO 2014 TRIP: Several on the outskirts of Kamakura

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive,  IUCN Red List

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