Eurema brigitta

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"Small grass yellow" redirects here. For the other butterfly with this common name, see Eurema smilax.
Small grass yellow
Eurema brigitta from bangalore.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Eurema
Species: E. brigitta
Binomial name
Eurema brigitta
(Cramer, 1780)
Synonyms
  • Papilio brigitta Stoll, [1780]
  • Maiva sulphurea Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893
  • Xanthidia pulchella Boisduval, 1833
  • Terias drona Horsfield, [1829]
  • Terias senna C. & R. Felder, [1865]
  • Terias fruhstorferi Moore, 1906
  • Terias hainana Moore, 1878
  • Terias rubella Wallace, 1867
  • Papilio libythea Fabricius, 1798
  • Terias australis Wallace, 1867
E. b. brigitta, Mabibi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Eurema brigitta, the small grass yellow or broad-bordered grass yellow, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae, that is, the yellows and whites. It is found in India, other parts of Asia, Australia and Africa.


The wingspan is 30–35 mm. Adults are on the wing year-round.[1]

The larvae feed on Hypericum aethiopicum and Chamaecrista mimosoides.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

  • E. b. brigitta (tropical Africa)
  • E. b. pulchella (Boisduval, 1833) (Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoro Islands, Aldabra Islands)
  • E. b. drona (Horsfield, [1829]) (Sumatra, Java to Lombok)
  • E. b. senna (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) (Peninsular Malaya, Singapore, Indochina)
  • E. b. fruhstorferi (Moore, 1906) (eastern Indo-China)
  • E. b. ina Eliot, 1956 (southern Sulawesi)
  • E. b. hainana (Moore, 1878) (Hainan)
  • E. b. rubella (Wallace, 1867) (Sri Lanka, India, Burma to southern China, Nicobars)
  • E. b. formosana Matsumura, 1919 (Taiwan)
  • E. b. yunnana (Mell)
  • E. b. australis (Wallace, 1867) (Australia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 

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