Caper white Belenois java, photographed by Patricia Gardner.

Belongs within: Pieridae.

Belenois, the caper whites, is a genus of butterflies found in the Old World tropics whose catterpillars feed on species of Capparaceae.

See also: Caterpillars and their capers (Taxon of the Week: Belenois).

<==Belenois Hübner 1820 F55
    |--B. calypso (Drudy 1773) [=Pieris calypso] F55
    |    |--B. c. calypso F55
    |    `--B. c. dentigera Butler 1888 F55
    |--B. java PP02
    |    |--B. j. java PP02
    |    `--B. j. micronesia PP02
    |--B. solilucis (Butler 1874) (see below for synonymy) F55
    |--B. subeida [incl. Pieris subeida var. schweinfurthi Schultze 1914, B. subeida f. schweinfurthi] F55
    |--B. theora (Doubleday 1846) [=Pieris theora] F55
    `--B. theuszi (Dewitz 1889) [=Pieris theuszi] F55

Belenois solilucis (Butler 1874) [=Pieris solilucis; incl. P. solilucis var. subornata Schultze 1914, Belenois solilucis f. subornata] F55

*Type species of generic name indicated


[F55] Franz, E. 1955. Die Typen und Typoide des Natur-Museums Senckenberg, 16). Insecta, Lepidoptera, Pieridae. Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 339-367.

[PP02] Patrick, B., & H. Patrick. 2002. Butterflies of Fiji. Weta 24: 5-12.

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