Eurema andersonii

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One-spot grass yellow
Museum specimens from Malaya
Close wing position of Eurema andersonii Moore, 1886 – One-spot Grass YellowWLB DSC 0056 (2).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Eurema
E. andersonii
Binomial name
Eurema andersonii
(Moore, 1886)
  • Terias andersonii Moore, 1886
  • Eurema andersoni inouei Shirôzu & Yata, 1981
  • Eurema andersoni borneensis Shirôzu & Yata, 1981

Eurema andersonii, the one-spot grass yellow[1] or Anderson's grass yellow, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae, that is, the yellows and whites, which is found in India and other parts of Asia.[1][2][3][4][5]


Wet form: Male. Upper-side. Fore-wing with the outer marginal band moderately broad, the medial portion inclined slightly inward, and the lower portion very slightly inclined obliquely-outward. Hind-wing with a moderately broad outer band. Underside with slightly defined ordinary markings. Fore-wing with two cell-marks, basal obsolescent. Female not seen.

Dry form (fig. 2a, b). Male. Upper-side similar to the wet form. Underside with the ordinary markings distinct. Fore-wing with a medial cell mark, and a more or less well-defined sub-apical patch.

Female. Upper-side paler. Fore-wing with slightly broader outer band. Hind-wing with a moderately broad outer band. Underside similar to the male.

Subspecies and distribution[edit]

Subspecies are:[2]

Life cycle[edit]

The larvae have been recorded on Ventilago goughii.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Varshney, R.K.; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India. New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre, Bhimtal & Indinov Publishing, New Delhi. p. 68. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3966.2164. ISBN 978-81-929826-4-9.
  2. ^ a b Savela, Markku. "Eurema andersoni (Moore, 1886)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Yata, Osamu (1991). "A Revision of the Old World Species of the Genus Eurema Hubner (Lepidoptera, Pieridae)" (PDF). Bull. Kitakyushu Mas. Nat. Hisl. 10 (7): 26–38.
  4. ^ One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a work now in the public domain: Bingham, C.T. (1907). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. II (1st ed.). London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd. pp. 254–255.
  5. ^ a b One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a work now in the public domain: Swinhoe, Charles (1905–1910). Lepidoptera Indica. Vol. VII. London: Lovell Reeve and Co. p. 71.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  6. ^ Yata, O.; Gaonkar, H. (1999). "A New Subspecies of Eurema andersonii (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from South India" (PDF). Entomological Science. 2 (2): 281–285.
  7. ^ Ravikanthachari Nitin; V.C. Balakrishnan; Paresh V. Churi; S. Kalesh; Satya Prakash; Krushnamegh Kunte (2018-04-10). "Larval host plants of the buterfies of the Western Ghats, India". Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10 (4): 11524. doi:10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550 – via JoTT.

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