Colotis evagore

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Desert orange tip
Tiny orange tip (Colotis evagore antigone).jpg
C. e. antigone
Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. evagore
Binomial name
Colotis evagore
(Klug, 1829)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pontia evagore Klug, 1829
  • Teracolus saxeus Swinhoe, 1884
  • Anthocharis antigone Boisduval, 1836
  • Anthocharis phlegetonia Boisduval, 1836
  • Anthocharis delphine Boisduval, 1836
  • Anthocharis eione Boisduval, 1836
  • Anthocharis isaura Lucas, 1852
  • Anthocharis heuglini Felder and Felder, 1859
  • Anthopsyche demagore Felder and Felder, 1865
  • Teracolus interruptus Butler, 1872
  • Teracolus flaminia Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus lycoris Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus lyaeus Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus friga Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus galathinus Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus glycera Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus lucullus Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus gelasinus Butler, 1876
  • Callosune pseudetrida Westwood, 1881
  • Callosune ramaquabana Westwood, 1881
  • Teracolus coniger Butler, 1882
  • Teracolus minans Butler, 1882
  • Teracolus xanthus Swinhoe, 1884
  • Teracolus jamesi Butler, 1886
  • Teracolus comptus Butler, 1888
  • Teracolus bifasciatus Sharpe, 1890
  • Teracolus emini Butler, 1891
  • Teracolus metagone Holland, 1896
  • Colotis antigone antigone f. contrasta Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis antigone antigone f. decolor Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis antigone antigone f. luvua Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis antigone antigone f. bianca Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis antigone antigone f. wa Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis antigone antigone f. xanthotes Talbot, 1939
  • Colotis evagore antigone f. nuba Talbot, 1942
  • Colotis evagore antigone f. muansa Talbot, 1942
  • Colotis evagore antigone f. mashona Talbot, 1942
  • Colotis evagore antigone f. cataracta Talbot, 1942
  • Colotis evagore antigone f. arenosa Talbot, 1942
  • Colotis evagore f. polynices Stoneham, 1957
  • Teracolus niveus Butler, 1881
  • Teracolus candidus Butler, 1881
  • Anthocharis nouna Lucas, 1849

Colotis evagore, the desert orange tip, small orange tip, or tiny orange tip, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in the dry parts of tropical Africa, northern Africa, southern Spain and southwest Arabia.[1]

The wingspan is 28–35 mm in males and 28–38 mm in females. The adults fly from February to August depending on the range.[2]

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

Subspecies[edit]

The following subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • C. e. evagore Klug, 1829small orange tip (Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
  • C. e. nouna Lucas, 1849 (Spain, north-west Africa)
  • C. e. antigone Boisduval, 1836 (Sub-Saharan Africa, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland)
  • C. e. niveus Butler, 1881 (Socotra)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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.