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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Pieridae
Subfamilia: Dismorphiinae
Genus: Leptidea
Species: L. amurensis – L. darvazensis – L. duponcheli – L. gigantea – L. juvernica – L. lactea – L. marisha – L. morsei – L. reali – L. serrata – L. sinapis – L. yunnanica

Leptidea Billberg, 1820: 76.

Leptidea Mulsant, 1839 (junior homonym) = Nathrius Brèthes, 1916


Billberg, G.J. 1820. Enumeratio insectorum in museo Gust. Joh. Billberg. Stockholm, 138 pp. BHL Reference page.
Bolshakov L.V., 2004: The new taxa of genus Leptidea Billberg, 1820 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from Asian mountains regions. Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalist, Biological series 109 (2): 78–82.
Dincă, V., Lukhtanov, V.A., Talavera, G. & Vila, R. 2011. Unexpected layers of cryptic diversity in wood white Leptidea butterflies. Nature communications 2: 324. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1329 Open access. Reference page.
Dincă, V., Wiklund, C., Lukhtanov, V.A., Kodandaramaiah, U., Norén, K., Dapporto, L., Wahlberg, N., Vila, R. & Friberg, M. 2013. Reproductive isolation and patterns of genetic differentiation in a cryptic butterfly species complex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(10): 2095–2106. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12211 Open access. Reference page.
Llorente-Bousquets, J. & Castro-Gerardino, D.J. 2018. Antennal ultrastructure of Leptidea Billberg, 1820 (Pieridae: Dismorphiinae: Leptideini) and its taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 4402(3): 401–442. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4402.3.1 Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Wood White
日本語: ヒメシロチョウ属
中文: 小粉蝶屬

Leptidea is a genus of butterflies of family Pieridae, the whites and yellows. They live in Europe and Asia.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

Leptidea amurensis Ménétriés, 1859[2]
Leptidea darvazensis Bolshakov, 2004 Central Asian mountains
Leptidea descimoni Mazel, 2004 Kyrgyzstan
Leptidea duponcheli (Staudinger, 1871) – eastern wood white – South Europe, Asia Minor, Balkans, Iran
Leptidea gigantea (Leech, 1890) China
Leptidea juvernica stat. nov. – cryptic wood white[3]
Leptidea lactea Lorkovic, 1950 Tapaischan, China
Leptidea morsei Fenton, [1882]
Leptidea reali Reissinger, [1990] – Real's wood white
Leptidea serrata Lee, 1955 China
Leptidea sinapis (Linnaeus, 1758) – wood white
Leptidea yunnanica Koiwaya, 1996 China


"Leptidea". nic.funet.fi. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
"Leptidea amurensis". Retrieved 7 October 2011.
Dinca, Vlad; Lukhtanov, Vladimir A.; Talavera, Gerard; Vila, Roger (30 April 2011). "Unexpected layers of cryptic diversity in wood white Leptidea butterflies" (PDF). Nature Communications. 2: 324. doi:10.1038/NCOMMS1329. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2011.

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