Catopsilia pyranthe

Catopsilia pyranthe

Catopsilia pyranthe

(White Migrant, Common Migrant)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Catopsilia pyranthe

Common name(s)

White Migrant, Common Migrant

Main colour(s)

White

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 53/53 mm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

Larvae feed on several species of Cassia and Senna, on campus the common species are Cassia fistula and Senna alata. Mature larvae 37 mm long, body green with yellow lateral line; head yellowish-green with numerous small black spots. Adults white on upper surface, fore wing has black on outer edge, lower surface white with conspicuous brown striations.