Eurema desjardinsii

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Angled grass yellow
Angled grass yellow (Eurema desjardinsii marshalli).jpg
E. d. marshalli
Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Eurema
Species: E. desjardinsii
Binomial name
Eurema desjardinsii
(Boisduval, 1833)[1]
Synonyms
  • Eurema desjardinsi (Boisduval, 1833)
  • Xanthidia desjardinsi Boisduval, 1833
  • Terias aliena Butler, 1880
  • Terias desjardinsi ab. drueti Dufrane, 1947
  • Terias marshalli Butler, 1898
  • Terias desjardinsi f. philonoe Stoneham, 1957
  • Terias desjardinsi f. dulcinea Stoneham, 1957
  • Terias desjardinsi marshalli f. pseudoregularis Berger, 1981

Eurema desjardinsii, the angled grass yellow, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae, found in Africa.

The wingspan is 35–38 mm for males and 37–40 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, depending on rainfall.[2]

The larvae feed on Chamaecrista mimosoides and probably Hypericum aethiopicum.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Eurema desjardinsii desjardinsi (Madagascar, Comoro Islands)
  • Eurema desjardinsii marshalli (Butler, 1898) (Kenya, South Africa)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurema 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.