Elodina padusa

Elodina padusa

Elodina padusa

(Narrow-winged Pearl-white)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Elodina padusa

Common name

Narrow-winged Pearl-white

Main colour(s)

White

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 38/40 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Species recorded as larval food plants are Capparis canescens and Capparis mitchellii. Mature larvae 20 mm long, body pale green with faint yellow and white lines; head green or reddish-brown. Adult fore wing is cream-white with a broad black patch near apex, hind white with narrow black streaks near the margin; lower surface is whitish with brown and yellow markings.