Cross-barred white

Itaballia demophile

''Itaballia demophile'', the cross-barred white, crossbarred white, or black-banded white, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found from the southern United States, and Mexico to Paraguay. The habitat consists of disturbed areas including forest clearings, riverbanks, roadsides, fields, cattle pastures and wasteland.

The wingspan is 30–35 mm .

The larvae feed on the leaves of ''Capparis'' species, including ''Capparis indica'', and ''Capparis frondosa''.
Black-banded White Butterfly at Pipeline Road Itaballia demophile  Butterfly Black-banded White seen at Pipeline Road Black banded White,Cross-barred white,Itaballia demophile,Panama,Pipeline Road

Naming

The following subspecies are recognized:
⤷ ''I. d. calydonia''
⤷ ''I. d. centralis'' Joicey & Talbot, 1928
⤷ ''I. d. charopus''
⤷ ''I. d. demophile''
⤷ ''I. d. huebneri'' Fruhstorfer, 1907
⤷ ''I. d. lucania''
⤷ ''I. d. nimietes''
⤷ ''I. d. niphates'' Fruhstorfer, 1907
⤷ ''I. d. niseias''

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyPieridae
GenusItaballia
SpeciesI. demophile
Photographed in
Panama