Colotis pallene

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Bushveld orange tip
Bushveld orange tip (Colotis pallene) 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. pallene
Binomial name
Colotis pallene
(Hopffer, 1855)[1]
  • Anthocharis pallene Hopffer, 1855
  • Teracolus halyattes Butler, 1876
  • Callosune pseudetrida
  • Teracolus cinctus Butler, 1883
  • Teracolus infumatus Butler, 1896
  • Teracolus wissmanni Suffert, 1904
  • Teracolus infumatus var. seineri Strand, 1909
  • Teracolus pallene f. achinoides Le Doux, 1929
  • Teracolus pallene f. meinickei Le Doux, 1929
  • Teracolus pallene f. pallida Le Doux, 1929
  • Teracolus pallene f. simplicoides Le Doux, 1929
  • Colotis pallene f. absurda van Son, 1949

Colotis pallene, also known as the Bushveld orange tip, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae found in southern Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 28–35 mm. The adults fly year-round, peaking in late summer and autumn.[2]

The larva feed on Capparis species.[2]


  1. ^ a b 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.