Eurema alitha

Eurema alitha

Eurema alitha

(Scalloped Grass-yellow)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Eurema alitha

Common name

Scalloped Grass-yellow

Main colour(s)

Yellow

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 35/35 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The larvae of this species feed on the native legume Glycine tabacina, which is often found twining amongst grasses. Mature larvae 28 mm long, body is bluish-green to bluish-grey with some purple spots; head greenish yellow. Adult fore wing is yellow with a broad brownish black margin, hind wing is yellow with black or dark brown on the terminal edge, margin weakly scalloped.