Colotis erone

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Coast purple tip
Coast Purple Tip male topside 12 08 2010.JPG
Male from Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Female Coast Purple Tip 12 08 2010.JPG
Female from Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. erone
Binomial name
Colotis erone
(Angas, 1849)
  • Anthocharis erone Angas, 1849
  • Colotis (Colotis) erone
  • Anthopsyche speciosa Wallengren, 1857
  • Euchloe jobina Butler, 1869
  • Teracolus erone ab. albidus Aurivillius, 1910
  • Colotis erone f. millari van Son, 1949

Colotis erone, the coast purple tip, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone and is endemic to Natal, Pondoland, Swaziland, and Transvaal.

The wingspan is 40–50 mm. The adults fly year-round, peaking from December to January and March to July.[1]

The larva feed on Maerua racemulosa and Maerua pedunculosa.[1]


  1. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.