Orange albatross butterfly

This butterfly was collected at Celebes in Sumatra (in Indonesia). It was part of Major A. B. Gay’s collection. He was a curator at the Museum and specialised in butterflies. He spent much time organising our tropical and British collections.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
South-East Asia
Collector Excavator
Gay, Major Arthur Bertie (from the collection of)
Common Name
orange albatross butterfly
Simple Name
insect: butterfly

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PIERIDAE: Appias zarinda (Boisduval, 1836): eastern orange albatross