Colotis agoye

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Speckled sulphur tip
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. agoye
Binomial name
Colotis agoye
Synonyms
  • Anthopsyche agoye Wallengren, 1857
  • Teracolus agoye Butler, 1897
  • Anthocharis eosphorus Trimen, 1863
  • Teracolus bowkeri Trimen, 1883
  • Teracolus zephyrus Marshall, 1897

Colotis agoye, the speckled sulphur tip, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone.

The wingspan is 30–44 mm in males and 32–45 mm in females. The adults fly year-round in warm areas, peaking from March to June.[2]

The larva feed on Boscia and Cadaba species.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • C. a. agoye (Mozambique, southern Zimbabwe, northern and eastern Botswana, northern Namibia South Africa)
  • C. a. bowkeri (Trimen, 1883) (south-western Botswana, southern Namibia, South Africa)
  • C. a. zephyrus (Marshall, 1897) (Ethiopia, Somalia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colotis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.