Colotis lais

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Kalahari orange tip
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. lais
Binomial name
Colotis lais
(Butler, 1876)[1]
  • Teracolus lais Butler, 1876
  • Colotis (Colotis) lais
  • Colotis lais f. felthami van Son, 1949

Colotis lais, the Kalahari orange tip, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in southern Africa.[1] The habitat consists of savanna.

The wingspan is 30–38 mm. The adults fly year-round. The larvae probably feed on Capparaceae species.[2]


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