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Common Grass Yellow (Two Spot Grass Yellow)

Eurema hecabe

Description:

The sexes are alike. The shape of the outer margin is not completely rounded on its hindwing, nor wavy on its forewing. The upper surface of the butterfly’s forewing has a broad, black, irregular outer margin and a thin, fairly regular one on its hindwing. Its underside is variously marked in black. It always has a black mark with a yellow center on each cell end. The forewing cell has two other basal black markings. Sometimes they have a chocolate-colored patch on the apex of the forewing, usually smaller than that of the Three Spot Grass Yellow.

Notes:

It always prefers to fly near the ground and around small scrubs, and has not been observed to open its wings on any occasion when settling. It perches on the underside of leaves to elude both the hot sun and the rain. This is a migratory species. This butterfly is commonly found in open vegetation such as grasslands and home gardens. Although they dislike forests, they can be seen in lit-up forest paths with herbaceous flowers. It is commonly distributed throughout the country, but the number is quite low in the highest hills.

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2 Comments

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the information Sahana! I wasn't aware of that name.

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena 3 weeks ago

Also known as Two Spot Grass yellow

Rithmini Dinhara
Spotted by
Rithmini Dinhara

Nugegoda, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Sep 23, 2021
Submitted on Sep 23, 2021

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