Colotis auxo

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Yellow orange tip
Colotis auxo-01 (xndr).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. auxo
Binomial name
Colotis auxo
(Lucas, 1852)[1]
  • Anthocharis auxo Lucas, 1852
  • Anthopsyche topha Wallengren, 1860
  • Anthocharis keiskamma Trimen, 1862
  • Teracolus syrtinus Butler, 1876
  • Callosune vulnerata Staudinger, 1885
  • Colotis eucharis f. intensa Stoneham, 1939
  • Colotis eucharis f. reducta Stoneham, 1939

Colotis auxo, the yellow orange tip or sulphur orange tip,[2] is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in southern Africa and is named after the Keiskamma River.

The wingspan is 35–40 mm. The adults fly year-round.[2]

The larva feed on Cadaba species (C. termitario, C. natalensis) and Salvadora species.[2]


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