Colotis euippe

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Colotis euippe
Round-winged orange tip (Colotis euippe euippe) male.jpg
C. e. euippe male
Bobiri Forest, Ghana
Smoky orange tip (Colotis euippe omphale) female.jpg
Female, uMkhuze Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. euippe
Binomial name
Colotis euippe
  • Papilio euippe Linnaeus, 1758
  • Papilio arethusa Drury, 1773
  • Papilio hanna Herbst, 1792
  • Pieris amytis Godart, 1819
  • Anthocharis cebrene Boisduval, 1836
  • Anthocharis ocale Boisduval, 1836
  • Anthocharis eurygone Lucas, 1852
  • Anthopsyche epigone Felder and Felder, 1865
  • Teracolus pseudocale Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus angolensis Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus microcale Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus suffusus Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus loandicus Butler, 1872
  • Teracolus evippe ab. pulveratula Strand, 1913
  • Teracolus evippe ab. mokundangensis Strand, 1913
  • Colotis evippe evippe f. leucoma Talbot, 1939
  • Teracolus complexivus Butler, 1886
  • Teracolus pyrrhopterus Butler, 1894
  • Colotis evippe f. mugenya Stoneham, 1940
  • Colotis evippe f. lydia Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis evippe f. deineira Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis evippe f. evander Stoneham, 1957
  • Anthocharis exole Reiche, 1850
  • Anthopsyche roxane Felder and Felder, 1865
  • Colotis evippe f. ochroleucus Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis paradoxa Dufrane, 1947
  • Pieris omphale Godart, 1819
  • Anthocharis theogone Boisduval, 1836
  • Anthopsyche procne Wallengren, 1857
  • Anthopsyche acte Felder and Felder, 1865
  • Teracolus omphaloides Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus hybridus Butler, 1876
  • Colotis evippe omphale f. ochreata Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis euippe f. arcuata van Son, 1949
  • Colotis euippe f. namaqua van Son, 1949

Colotis euippe is a butterfly of the family Pieridae that is found in the Afrotropic ecozone.

The wingspan is 35–45 mm. The adults fly year-round.[2]

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


The following subspecies are recognised:

  • C. e. euippe (Linnaeus, 1758)round-winged orange tip[1] (southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, northern Angola)
  • C. e. mediata Talbot, 1939 (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, northern and western Zimbabwe)
  • C. e. omphale (Godart, 1819)smoky orange tip[2] (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Comoros)
  • C. e. complexivus (Butler, 1886) (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, southern Somalia)
  • C. e. exole (Reiche, 1850) (southern Sudan, southern Ethiopia, Somalia, south-western Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
  • C. e. mirei Bernardi, 1960 (Tibesti Mountains in Chad)

Life cycle gallery[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.