The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Pieris napi atlantis


Species Authority
Oberthür, 1925 (see Notes below)
Pieris atlantica Rothschild, 1917
Common Name
Moroccan green-veined white
Toumliline, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Last Record
c. 1970 ([url=]source[/url])
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE Forum thread
I have seen publications which give the year of description as either 1923 or 1924 as well. However, none of these give the citation of the actual paper in the corresponding year, and so I have tentatively given the year of description as "1925".
Considered a synonym of [i]P. n. maura[/i] by (Leraut, 2016).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Oberthür. (1925). [description of [i]Pieris napi atlantis[/i]]. Etud. Lépid. Comp. 22 (2): 58, pl. 593, f. 5014-5016.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Leraut, P. (2016). Butterflies of Europe and neighbouring regions. NAP Editions. 1300pp.
Warren, B. C. S. (1970). On three North-African species of the genus [i]Pieris[/i]: [i]P. maura[/i] Vty., [i]P. atlantica[/i] Rothsch., [i]P. segonzaci[/i] Le Cerf. Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. 82: 221-230. (p. 56)