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This information is based an ongoing project dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest and an Ecuadorian montane cloud forest.


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Leptophobia eleone

Leptophobia eleone, the Silky Wanderer or Eleone White, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found from Colombia to Bolivia. The habitat consists of cloudforests.[2]

Adults have black markings on the upperside. The underside of the hindwings is silky greenish white. Adults feed on the nectar of various flowers, including Lantana species.[2]

The larvae feed on Tropaeolum species.[2]


The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • Leptophobia eleone eleone (Colombia)
  • Leptophobia eleone luca Fruhstorfer, 1907 (Ecuador, Bolivia)


  1. ^ a b Leptophobia, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ a b c Butterflies of the Andes

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