Eurema smilax

Eurema smilax

Eurema smilax

(Small Grass-yellow, Bordered Sulphur)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Eurema smilax

Common name(s)

Small Grass-yellow, Bordered Sulphur

Main colour(s)

Yellow

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 30/33 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The larvae of this species feed on species of Senna and Neptunia as well as Cassia fistula. The mature larvae are green with darker green and yellow bands; head green. Adults are basically yellow with a terminal apical band on the fore wing, hind wing has some black terminal spots; lower surface is yellow with some black spots and brownish markings.