Catopsila pomona

Catopsila pomona

Catopsila pomona

(Lemon Migrant, Cassia Butterfly)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Catopsila pomona

Common name(s)

Lemon Migrant, Cassia Butterfly

Main colour(s)

White

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 58/58 mm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

The larvae of this species feeds on a number of species in the genera Cassia and Senna on campus the most common species are Cassia javanica and Senna alata. Mature larvae green to greenish-yellow with a darker green line and a cream band; head pale green with black spots. Adults variable in colour, chiefly lemon-yellow with an apical black margin, proportion of white and yellow is quite variable, lower surface paler.