Colotis doubledayi

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Doubleday's tip
Doubleday's Tip.jpg
C. d. doubledayi, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. doubledayi
Binomial name
Colotis doubledayi
(Hopffer, 1862)[1]
Subspecies
  • C. d. doubledayi
  • C. d. angolanus Talbot, 1929
  • C. d. flavulus Henning, Henning, Joannou & Woodhall, 1997
Synonyms
  • Idmaeus doubledayi Hopffer, 1862
  • Idmaeus vesta Trimen, 1862
  • Idmais hewitsoni Kirby, 1871
  • Teracolus doubledayi Butler, 1897

Colotis doubledayi, the Doubleday's tip or Doubleday's orange, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone.[1][2]

The wingspan is 32–40 mm in males and 34–45 mm in females. The adults have two broods from September to October and April to May.[2]

The larva feed on Maerua schinzii.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.