Colotis regina

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Queen purple tip
Queen purple tip (Colotis regina) underside.jpg
At uMkhuze Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. regina
Binomial name
Colotis regina
(Trimen, 1863)
  • Anthocharis regina Trimen, 1863
  • Colotis (Colotis) regina
  • Teracolus regina louisa Suffert, 1904
  • Teracolus regina ab. flavimacula Aurivillius, 1910

Colotis regina, the queen purple tip, regal purple tip, or large violet tip, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone.

The wingspan is 45–62 mm. The adults fly year-round.[1]

The larvae feed on Boscia and Capparis species.[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.