Cepora perimale

Cepora perimale

Cepora perimale

(Caper Gull, Australian Gull)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Cepora perimale

Common name(s)

Caper Gull, Australian Gull

Main colour(s)

White

Distinctive features

Wingspan 43/43 mm; yellow to orange hind

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larval host plants include the shrubs or small trees of Capparis canescens, Capparis mitchellii and Capparis sepiaria. Mature larvae 28 mm long, body dull green with yellow spots; head yellowish green with tiny yellow spots. Adults are white with grey and a marginal black band enclosing white spots; lower surface white with dark brown band, basic colour of the hind wing is yellow to orange.