Madeiran Large White

Madeiran Large White

name = Madeiran Large White

status = CR
status_system = IUCN2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Lepidoptera
familia = Pieridae
genus = "Pieris"
species = Large White
subspecies = "P. brassicae wollastoni"
trinomial = "Pieris brassicae wollastoni"
trinomial_authority = Butler, 1886
synonyms ="Pieris wollastoni" "Pieris cheiranti wollastoni"
The Madeiran Large White ("Pieris brassicae wollastoni") is a subspecies of the Large White, endemic to Madeira. It can reach a size from 55 to 65 millimetres. The wings are pure white with a wide black tip on the apexes of the forewings. Its natural habitat is the laurisilva laurel forest. It was not found despite of extensive surveys during the past 15 years and is possibly extinct. The Latin name commemorates Thomas Vernon Wollaston, an entomologist who has discovered several insect taxa on Madeira.


*IUCN2006|assessors=Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.|year=2000|title=Pieris wollastoni|id=39483|downloaded=31 July 2007
* [ Large White]
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