Pieris wollastoni Butler, 1886

Madeiran large white



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pieris brassicae wollastoni Butler, 1886; Ganoris wollastoni Butler, 1886; Pieris cheiranthi wollastoni Butler, 1886


Conservation Status

Last record: 1977; 1986 (van Swaay et al. 2010a:9)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Aguiar, A. M. F. and Karsholt, O. (2006). Systematic catalogue of the entomofauna of the Madeira Archipelago and Selvagens Islands. Lepidoptera 1. Bol Mus Municip Funchal Suppl 9: 5-139.

Gardiner, B. (2003). The possible cause of extinction of Pieris brassicae wollastoni Butler (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Entomologist's Gazette 54: 267-268.

van Swaay, C., Cuttelod, A., Collins, S., Maes, D., López Munguira, M., Šašić, M., Settele, J., Verovnik, R., Verstrael, T., Warren, M., Wiemers, M. and Wynhof, I. (2010a). European Red List of Butterfies. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

van Swaay, C., Wynhoff, I., Verovnik, R., Wiemers, M., López Munguira, M., Maes, D., Sasic, M., Verstrael, T., Warren, M. & Settele, J. (2010b). Pieris wollastoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 15 February 2015.



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