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Colotis danae ad sec.jpg
Colotis danae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Tribe: Colotini
Genus: Colotis
Hübner, [1819]

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  • Teracolus Swainson, [1833]
  • Idmais Boisduval, 1836
  • Callosune Doubleday, [1847]
  • Anthopsyche Wallengren, 1857
  • Ptychopteryx Wallengren, 1857
  • Thespia Wallengren, 1858
  • Calicharis Oberthür, 1876
  • Gideona Klots, 1933
  • Cuneacolotis Henning et al., 1997
Small Orange-tip (C. etrida) in Narsapur, Medak district, India.

Colotis, called Orange Tips or Arabs, is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae found mainly in Africa and southwestern Asia.[1]


Listed alphabetically within subgroups.[2]

Subgenus Colotis Hübner, [1819]:

Subgenus Teracolus (Swainson, 1833):

Subgenus Cuneacolotis (Henning et al., 1997):

Subgenus Gideona (Klots, 1933):

Status Unknown:

  • Colotis fallax (Wichgraf, 1913), described from East Africa.


  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town:Struik Publishers, 2005
  2. ^ Colotis,

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