Pieris napi atlantis Oberthür, 1925 (see below)

Moroccan green-veined white



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pieris atlantica Rothschild, 1917


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 P. n. maura by (Leraut, 2016).


Conservation Status

Last record: c. 1970 (source)



Toumliline, Atlas Mountains, Morocco


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Oberthür. (1925). [description of Pieris napi atlantis]. Etud. Lépid. Comp. 22 (2): 58, pl. 593, f. 5014-5016.


Other references:

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 Pieris: P. maura Vty., P. atlantica Rothsch., P. segonzaci Le Cerf. Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. 82: 221-230. (p. 56)


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