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The Mottled Emigrant

Catopsilia pyranthe


The upperside is chalky-white, slightly tinted in some specimens with green. The fore wing is with or without a discocellular black spot, that varies in size Female: The upperside is as in the male, but sometimes with a suffusion of pale greenish yellow on the terminal third or fourth only of both fore and hind wings, rarely of that tint throughout. The fore wing is always with a discocellular black spot that varies very much in size


This one caught my eye while fluttering around in a forest nursery near a forest reserve in south India.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Might be Emigrant butterfly (Catopsilia sp)

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 18, 2011
Submitted on Nov 8, 2011

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